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

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Sharing Becketwood’s Garden Bounty

By Peggy Ryden, Becketwood Member   The spring of 2019 marked my second year of gardening at Becketwood. Adjusting from our previous home’s garden to a tiny garden plot was as challenging for me as downsizing our home itself: a 5′ x 7′ garden plot fills up pretty quickly! With last year’s experiences in mind, […] Read more

Carpet Installation Schedule

*Becketwood is getting a facelift! To help inform the Members, this blog is simply a letter to the Co-op from Executive Manager, Debbie Richman.  9/24/2019  It’s Finally Here – The Carpet Installation Schedule! This project will begin next Monday, September 30. I am providing the Master Schedule today so you can see what will be […] Read more

Ode to Barbara White

by Shirley Dahlgren, Becketwood Member  She of the botanical magic meticulous snipping and clipping boisterous buds, twigs and fronds creative blossom matchmaking sassy stems, sensuous petals unexpected containers dramatic color palettes generous, modest gifting of time and talent We of this realm of Becketwood are smitten, amazed (yea, gobsmacked) by the splashes of beauty, and […] Read more

Southview Spirit

by Carol Masters, Becketwood Member On what might have been a gloomy rainy weekend, the energy of children and song burst into Becketwood with the very young to maturing voices of the Southview Seventh Day Adventist Children’s Choir. From Poco Voce (ages three to six) to King’s Kids (six to teens) and a teenage duo […] Read more

Tourism and the Environment

by Carol Spearman, Becketwood Member    Having participated in the first world conference on “Tourism: A Vital Force for Peace” (1987) and having spent much time examining the positive and negative aspects of tourism since then, I question the benefits that will arise from increased leisure time and the present pattern of subsequent travel activities […] Read more