May 2022

“I think [the cycles of nature] are deeply embedded in humans, but we often forget about it because we work in indoor environments and ... don’t have as much time for nature as we should.”
—Mary Yee, member of the Edina Garden Council (page 16)

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I have this piece of art hanging above my fireplace by an artist I love, Whitney Schlander. It’s a print of her original painting, Winter Wrestles Spring. Shades of pinks and greens cover the canvas in a beautiful mess of abstract swirls and scribbles.

Capturing Memories

When Leah Steidl—a hobbyist photographer of eight years—had her little girl, she knew she had to capture the little moments life has to offer. “I picked up photography because my daughter grows too fast,” Steidl says with a smile.

Growing Green

Some people naturally have a green thumb—like Edina resident Mark Campbell. He realized his passion early on.

Planting Trees for Arbor Day

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day. You might be thinking—wait, didn’t Arbor Day already happen? Yes, in fact it was on April 29. However, the city of Edina is publicly observing it on May 6—and you’re welcome to join.

They Dig It

If you played with Fisher-Price toys, watched The Brady Bunch on Friday nights or almost took out yourself or a sibling with a set of groovy Clackers, you could qualify to be a member of the Pop Culture Preservation Society (PCPS), dedicated to honoring, relishing and downright diggin’ all things

Buzzworthy Lawn Care

When Betty Goodman moved into her current home in Edina in 2017, she knew she wanted to be very intentional about the landscaping. Her property is across the street (and uphill) from a wetland, and she didn’t want any lawn care to disturb the wetland ecosystem.

Cultural Exchange

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, which is a time to celebrate the contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders to the history and culture of our country.

Taking a (Golf) Swing at Cancer

The best compliment an author can hope to receive is when readers say they couldn’t put a book down.

Citizen of Edina

On Christmas Eve 2020, Shelly Loberg, a member of the Edina Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund Committee, drove through a snowstorm to deliver $500 disaster-relief checks to struggling restaurant workers.

Digging into Gardening

Gardening is a way of beautifying our yards and the surrounding community. However, what is often overlooked are the benefits that come with it beyond the pretty foliage and blooms.

Garden Quilt

Whenever you pass the intersection of France Avenue and Market Street, you’ll see Garden Quilt, an installation on the east side of the North Parking Ramp at 50th and France. It brightens my day with its vibrant colors, which are also lit at night to radiate these dynamic patterns in the dark.


The flavor combination of lemons and poppy seeds is so bright and cheery; they beautifully complement the bright and sunny weather of springtime. One of my favorite ways to combine these flavors is in mini muffins, a delicious addition to any spring breakfast or brunch.

A Meditation on Love, Loss and Survival

In 1968, Congress made Memorial Day a national holiday to be celebrated on the last Monday in May. Originally, it was a day set aside to clean and decorate the graves of Civil War dead.

For the Love of Nature

“But for one’s health, as you say, it is very necessary to work in the garden and see the flowers growing.” —Vincent Van Gogh

Edina Photo Contest

Want to see your photography in our magazine? Submit a photo (or a few!) to the 18th annual Images of Edina photo contest. Through the photo contest, we’re able to spotlight local photographers—giving us the opportunity to see our community through their lens.