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

7/6/16

Finally some rain!

 
Here’s what’s been happening in the garden!
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Woodbury Christ Episcopal Church Summer Stretch kids spent the morning of July 6th weeding corn and tomatoes, constructing more tomato cages and harvesting!  The group picked 5 pints of raspberries, a big bunch of Swiss Chard, kale, Pok Choi, peppers, herbs and a lone zucchini!
Thanks for your hard work on this steamy day!  I was so very happy for the rain we received last evening. Although it made we humans a mucky mess, the plants were very hydrated!

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Summer Stretch kids from Woodbury Peaceful Grove United Methodist Church, along with Summer Stretch kids from Stillwater area churches accomplished great things together
on June 29th!  
On a beautiful morning, these kids fertilized most of the garden plants, weeded and helped eliminate pesky bugs and squash bug eggs!  Your hard work left the garden in good shape for the holiday weekend!  Thanks all!
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Stillwater Spin kids re-build our Scarecrow Bob into Scarecrow Bobette!  
On a gorgeous June 27th morning, the kids came out to help weed, learn about how to search for Squash Bug eggs along with other pesky garden bugs and to freshen up our scarecrow!  Bob has become Bobette and now has a fresh plaid shirt stuffed with new straw and a pink foam heart!  I love to see what kids can create when they are given the chance!  She’s almost finished, so stay tuned for final photos at their next visit!


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Check out the Squash Bug eggs hidden on the undersides of the leaves of squash plants!  A little soapy water dish and a scrape with a finger took care of them!
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How about a grasshopper visit as well?
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