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

11/15/16

THANKFUL for a prosperous 2016 growing season!

November 11, 2016
THANKFUL for a prosperous 2016 growing season!
Thanks to you and your helping hands...
We donated 1905.77 pounds of fresh produce to Valley Outreach this year!  
We also offered produce to our volunteers totaling another few hundred pounds that never made it to the scale.  

Of the hundreds of photos taken in the garden this season, I believe this has to be my favorite.  The hands of children sharing the first sugar snap peas of summer.  
I already miss the life they bring to the garden.

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Last week the RCS staff dismantled the remainder of the garden in preparation for winter...though it still feels like summer was just in our rearview mirror on these warm sunny fall days.  I admire their hard work and determination in all they do.

Just a couple of more photos to leave you with spring on your mind…

Half price seeds for next year!  I couldn’t resist!
Purple tomatillo...no way!  
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The final harvest of kale and chard.
Just beautiful!
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Come back in 2017 and join us!
Submitted by Kathy Luoma, Master Gardener for Washington County