THE GARDEN STORY

Here at Retail Construction Services, Inc., we want to give 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

10/7/16

Our Fabulous and Final Volunteers for 2016!



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9/29/16  The Lake Elmo Elementary Adventure Club kids finally had some sunshine for their visit to the garden!  We compared green tomatoes and green tomatillo; similar in shape but oh so different in taste!  Peeling back the papery tomatillo husk revealed the green gem though we wondered why the fruit was sticky.  Turns out the sticky coating is a defense against hungry insects!  
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Master Gardener Brandon and teacher Elizabeth helped the kids lift the remaining potatoes from the ground while others picked peppers, eggplant, the remaining summer squash and the mystery gourds.  Where they came from, I haven’t a clue, but they sure are cute!

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To end our afternoon, we picked the remaining pears from our abundant pear tree.  They were delicious! We sure hope you and your family enjoyed your bag of vegetables.  See you in the spring and thanks for all of your help!  
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9/28/16
Another visit from a group of Washington County Horticulture Society volunteers
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These cheerful gardeners came out after work to help us pull the remaining squash, tomatoes and tomato cages just to name a few tasks.  I missed the photo op, but two adorable grandchildren of the couple in the red hats helped pick some veggies to bring home for dinner.  Kids are the best!
Thanks all for giving of your time!  You made our work so enjoyable!
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