The Go Greener Garden Award was initiated in 2016-2017 to recognize and honor members of the community who use environmentally sound, sustainable practices to create beautiful outdoor spaces.  


Go Greener Garden Award recipients create visually appealing outdoor spaces that do one or more of the following: improve or preserve water quality; use native species; decrease carbon footprint; exclude or minimize the use of fertilizers; convert turf grass to food production spaces; and provide habitat for native species.

Residents are honored in three-month increments, March-May, June-August, and September-November.   



Ian & Talin Lindsay – Hillcrest Rd.

Dan Lybrook & Lisa Pantea – Salisbury St.

Tamara Benjamin & Allan Esquivel – Rose St.

Joanne & Bill Evers- Soldiers Home Rd.

Rick & Lori Reuss- Carrolton Blvd.

Melinda Appold & Andrew Berryhill- Western Dr.

Ed Knoth & Kristin Matz – Lindberg Rd.

Jill Suitor & Scott Feld - Stadium Ave.

Keith & Vicky Woeste- Morgan St. 

Laura Esman and Reuben Goforth - Hamilton St.

Elwood "Woody" & Marlene Walls - Indian Trail


Awardees are provided with a large artist-created yard sign to post and are invited to attend a City Council Meeting during their award cycle to be publicly honored for their excellent environmental stewardship in the West Lafayette community.


The artistic sign placed at the awardees property is designed by local artist Susan Doster, and represents three seasons incorporating Indiana native plants and flowers.

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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.”

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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.

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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.