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Accessing RCMG Spaces

Updated: May 1

Updated 05/01/2024

Extension Office, Resource Center, Lending Library & Potting Shed

The Resource Center (previously the Diagnostic Clinic), Lending Library & Potting Shed are located at the Ramsey County Extension office in Maplewood. (The Barn) There is a small building in the parking lot. The side facing the building hosts the Resource Center/Lending Library and the opposite side – the potting shed – holds our garden and event materials.


Extension Office (The Barn)

The Maplewood Extension office is located at 2020 White Bear Ave, Maplewood, MN 55109. This office provides space for Extension's personnel in this county. This includes staff working with Family, Health and Wellbeing, 4-H and Youth Development, SNAP-Ed Health, EFNEP Health & Wellness, and the Master Gardener Program.


The RCMG Program Coordinator has an office here and RCMG has access to storage for many volunteer materials like handout kits, seeds, booth decorations, and signs. There is also extra storage for program historical archives.


There are often other Extension personnel in the office during the week but the door is almost always locked. Please make an appointment with Darren if you want to meet with him or if you need to access the inside of the Extension office.


The space can additionally be reserved for volunteer events like classes, workshops, meetings, or hands-on work days. To reserve the space, contact Darren.


 

Resource Center (previously the Diagnostic Clinic)

The room on the east side of the small building outside of the Extension office contains the RCMG Library and storage for volunteer pick-up. Please read the section about Door Locks below.


Material Pick-Up/Drop-Off

The majority of this room is used by volunteers to pick-up and return materials like handouts, signs, awnings, tables and other equipment for RCMG activities. Volunteers may enter this space any time of the week at their convenience. (Though we recommend visiting during daylight hours for visibility and safety.) Please do your best to keep the space tidy as it is shared by all. Volunteers MUST lock-up before leaving.


This space has previously been used as an on-location garden help center (Diagnostic clinic) prior to 2020.


Lending Library

To borrow books from the RCMG Lending Library, fill in the card inside the book and leave it in the Recource Center desk drawer. You may visit the clinic library to check out books at any time but please let the library coordinator(s) know what you have borrowed.


Don’t take books marked REFERENCE ONLY. These can be used while onsite at the Extension office or inside the Resource Center. They should not be removed.



 

Potting Shed

The potting shed contains many tools that are used for volunteering projects. This includes tents and tables for Farmers markets and festivals, composting kits, and garden tools like shovels and buckets. Tools can be borrowed for specific projects, events and activities. Please read the section about Door Locks below


Contact the project coordinator or Darren to confirm availability and check-out equipment.

 

Door Locks

The Resource Center and Potting Shed both use combination locks on the doors and use the same combination: 2-3-5. To remember, just think of it like a math problem: 2+3=5.


To open the lock:

  1. Turn the deadbolt LEFT to clear the system.

  2. Press the 2nd button from the top

  3. Press the 3rd button from the top

  4. Press the 5th from the top

  5. Turn deadbolt RIGHT to open


Remember to LOCK the door when you leave by turning the deadbolt to the LEFT. This is very important! Don't leave these rooms unlocked.


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