Becketwood Cooperative
An Active, Independent 55+ Community of Owners in Minneapolis

Kari Tweiten-MacDonald

The 1500 Servings Project

Healthy Plate, Healthy Planet Series: by Anita Doyle, Becketwood Member August 2018 The arrival of canning season and ongoing questions about food justice bring back memories of an important project we took on a decade ago: The 1500 Servings Project. It started with the question, “Why are we doing this?” It was July, and we […] Read More

Quilts – Connection and Creativity

by Jane Johnson, Becketwood Member In September, the Becketwood Art Committee is planning a member quilt show, at my suggestion. Helen Gilbert is the coordinator. Once they put out the request for submissions, so many wonderful quilts came to the surface that they have planned a second show for 2019! What do quilts mean to […] Read More

Haiku for New Knee

by Dee Schaefer, Becketwood Member View from my window in St. Joseph Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota, of Assumption Catholic Church on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, the date of my total right knee replacement Romanesque towers shimmer in afternoon sun touching bright blue sky. Diaphanous clouds filter golden, sunset splashes, transforming limestone. Silver full-moon face paints […] Read More

Summer in Fernwood Glen: Leafcutter Bees

Naomi Jackson, Becketwood Member If on a sunny day you carefully watch the flowers in Fernwood Glen or the Member gardens, you will find a parade of bees zooming in for a snack of nectar or a load of pollen to bring home. Most of what you see will not be honeybees. They will be […] Read More

Fifteen for $15

By Judy Solmonson The sky was overcast that morning as I drove to attend my first civil disobedience training. So many troubling events are happening in today’s world that I felt compelled to stand up, be counted, and take action. This training was for those who would increase public awareness of The Poor People’s Campaign, […] Read More