Arcosanti - An Urban Laboratory in the Arizona Desert.

MINDS GARDEN

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Overlooking the Agua Fria River in back of the Arcosanti site is the Minds Garden, designed to be a transitional urban space between the city and nature.
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Defined primarily by a combination of olive and Italian cypress trees, the geometry of the Minds Garden reminds one of Soleri's native mediterranean landscapes.
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The trees were planted in late 1980's in conjunction with the Minds Conferences held then. Many of the olive trees were planted by the conference participants such as late John Cage whose olive tree and the plaque are shown.
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Art and Nature events have also brought some interesting installations to the garden.
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