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Gardening

Go Greener Residential Award

Recognizing RESIDENTS

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The Commission is launching a new Go Greener Residential Award!

In 2016-2017, the Go Greener Garden Award was initiated to honor members of the community who used environmentally sound, sustainable practices to create beautiful outdoor spaces.

We are now expanding to include all green practices in everyday life!

Apply for the award

Psst.. you can also nominate someone. We'll reach out to them to see if they are interested!

HOW IT WORKS

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Send in an application for yourself or nominate someone.

A quarterly winner will be selected.

The Commission will ask for pictures and an interview with the winner.

Once a year, we will select an annual winner from the quarterly winners to be recognized at a Town Hall meeting.

AWARD RECIPIENTS

Fall 2021
Chris & Dr. Lori Hoagland
Carrolton Ave.

They have worked hard turning their yard into a green paradise and hobby. They use rain barrels to collect as much water as possible and compost their yard waste and kitchen scraps to improve the soil. They've developed Cold Frame raised bed gardens for early harvests. Their flower garden contains Sun Flowers, Milkweeds, monarda, cone flowers to attract bees, butterflies and birds.

Spring 2021
Town and Gown Bistro
River Road

This is the first time the award goes to a commercial business, and Matt has worked hard to make it “green”.   With VERY LIMITED space available, (surrounded by concrete: the wall & parking behind, and sidewalk in front), Matt had to come up with another method.  He used pots and planters to make his patio gardens greener.   This adds beauty, to the location, as people drive by into our city.

Summer 2020
Viktor Phelps
Fowler Ave.

Viktor's garden project is the sloped front yard garden, ​stabilized with plants and landscape fabric, to cover the 170 sq. ft. This is a major undertaking for any gardener, but he is a Purdue senior, with a lot of energy, and a "student's budget", but a strong desire to make a showcase garden. He just finished planting 590 bulbs.

Summer 2019
Vicky & Keith Woeste
Morgan St.

Vicky & Keith's native prairie landscape with a beautifully designed pergola ornamented in grapevines native to Indiana, surrounded by a lush garden of native cone flowers, prairie tickseed, nodding onions, goldenrod, joe-pye weed, and golden alexander, among others. Vicky notes, “It’s like walking through a field of wild flowers.

Spring 2019
Jill Suitor & Scott Feld
Stadium Ave.

Jill & Scott's flower oasis enlivened with compost and the joy it brings to the New Chauncey Neighborhood. "There is something very visceral in having your own piece of ground that you get your hands in and tend to," says Jill.

Fall 2018
Ed Knoth & Kristin Matz
Lindberg Rd.

Ed & Kristin's butterfly and pollinator retreat on Lindberg Ave. boasts more than 40 different types of flowers and plants designed to attract butterflies, bees and other pollinators.  The homeowners have hopes to eventually qualify as a Monarch Waystation.

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