From Earth Celebrations
Preserving The Gardens Of New York
Through Art And Community Action

On January 8, 1986, the City destroyed Adam Purple's The Garden of Eden, known world-wide for it magnificent design of colorful conzentric circles of flowers, plants, and trees, with his original "squared" (2 x 2 = 4) yin-yang (Tai-chi symbol) central design.  Since the destruction of The Garden of Eden, the movement to preserve community gardens on the Lower East Side has continued to grow, but always under the impending doom of the bulldozer. Destruction of the Dome Garden on May 24, 1994, and the recent demolition of the ABC Garden (East 8th Street between Avenues B & C) in January 1996 again signaled the increasing threat to these vital green spaces. 

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