THE GARDEN STORY

Retail Construction Services, Inc. is dedicated to giving back.

We 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. Click Here for Full Story.

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.

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The RCS Giving Garden

The RCS Giving Garden

7/28/16

Free Therapy...Finally!


Our tomato crop at the garden is finally ripening!  If you are a person who thinks you don’t care for tomatoes, you may want to try one warmed by the sun and picked right off the vine. Sure beats some of those store-bought varieties bred for long shelf-life.
BIG DIFFERENCE!


It’s been a great week so far at the RCS Giving Garden!  
The younger Adventure Club kids came out on a picture-perfect Monday to harvest vegetables and learn about honeybees from AJ Moses, our beekeeper and Master Gardener.
 Check out this video of our day made by the
Stillwater Area Schools Marketing Director. I promise it will make you smile!


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There’s nothing quite like tasting fresh honey off the frame!  Delicious!  We learned that the cells covered in that waxy honeycomb contain honey but the cells that are open on top only contain nectar and are not honey quite yet.  


AJ taught us something interesting about the cucumbers in this photo below.  Most likely, the reason the cucumber to the left is shaped like a “C” is due to improper pollination.  Flowers like those on cucumbers need to be visited by bees around eight times for proper pollination.  Wow!  Learn something new every day!  If YOU are looking for some sunshine and free garden therapy, please contact us to volunteer at kluoma@scoutsft.com.  You’ll get tomatoes, too!
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