THE GARDEN STORY

Here at Retail Construction Services, Inc., we are dedicated to giving back.

Give back not only to those in need within our community, but also the future generations of this wonderful community. What started out as a great idea has grown exponentially and has become an amazing reality. Here at the RCS Giving Garden, school groups, master gardeners, corporate volunteers, and our own employees work together for the common good of teaching children the art of gardening and the importance of healthy eating.
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LOCATION:

Retail Construction Services, Inc.

11343 39th Street N.

Lake Elmo, MN 55042


From HWY 36 - go south on Lake Elmo Ave, turn left onto 39th Street, garden is at corner of 39th and Laverne.


From HWY 5- going west from Stillwater take right onto Laverne (near Fury dealership) garden is on the right at corner of Laverne and 39th street.


The RCS Giving Garden

The RCS Giving Garden

7/13/16

Busy As the Bees This Week!

 
We have reached the point in our summer where we are beginning to spend more time harvesting than weeding!  We are so thankful to have had Victoria and a group of Master Gardeners for Washington County tending to the garden on Monday.  Today, Master Gardener Paul and I were blessed to have the help from Summer Stretch kids from Woodbury Peaceful Grove UMC and Woodbury Christ Episcopal.  
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When energy was high, the groups took turns weeding tomato, pepper, eggplant, radish and beet plants located in our first garden section.  They did a great job using the garden tools to get the root of the weed!  


Then came the harvesting!  Today we picked (and ate!) lots of raspberries, lettuce, spinach, herbs, pok choi, peas, beans, summer squash, and broccoli.  
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Check out these Bug-Hunting girls!  Today’s finds were green Cabbage worms, Cucumber beetle nymphs and eggs and Japanese Beetles.  
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Thank you for all of your hard work and cheerful attitudes today!  Today, you helped us to donate two big bins of produce totaling 12.5 pounds to our local food shelf, Valley Outreach.  
--Kathy Luoma, MG for Washington County