Adam Purple

American activist

Adam Purple (David Lloyd Wilkie; November 10, 1930 – September 15, 2015) was an American environmentalist. He was known for being an activist for defending gardens in New York City. He helped save a well known garden in New York's Lower East Side.[1][2][3][4]

Adam Purple
Adam Purple tending his Urban Garden in 1984. Photo by Tony Yarus
Adam Purple tending his Urban Garden in 1984. Photo by Tony Yarus
Born
David Lloyd Wilkie

(1930-11-10)November 10, 1930
Missouri, United States
DiedSeptember 15, 2015(2015-09-15) (aged 84)
New York City, New York
NationalityAmerican
Occupationactivist

Purple died of a heart attack while riding his bike across the Williamsburg Bridge in New York City, aged 84.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT - LOWER EAST SIDE -- UPDATE - Mr. Natural Goes Electric - NYTimes.com". New York Times. August 15, 1999. Retrieved 2015-03-24.
  2. Adam Purple's Last Stand by Chris Flash
  3. New York Magazine. New York Media, LLC. p. 33. ISSN 0028-7369. Retrieved 2015-03-24.
  4. "The New Yorker, February 4, 1991, p. 25". archives.newyorker.com. Retrieved 2015-03-24.