Dear Daryl Hannah has planted her ass high up in a walnut tree as part of a protest to help save an urban garden in Los Angeles from being taken over and turned into a warehouse by the lands owners. Hannah conducted interviews this morning via cell phone (yes, it's true, I heard her on Good Day L.A.) from up in the tree. Oh I understand what she is doing and it really is for a good cause, but hearing her on the crackly cellphone this morning and picturing her up in that tree, I couldn't help but giggle a little. She plans on staying there until things change or she is forced out, but also made a point of saying this was a "peaceful protest." 350 farmers harvest produce and flowers on the land, which has been used as a garden for several years.
Update! Daryl Hannah has been removed from the tree! I repeat, Daryl Hannah no longer in walnut tree!
The Los Angeles Times reports:
The 14-year effort to establish an urban farm in the heart of South Los Angeles came to an end today when sheriff's deputies moved in to evict the farmers, as well as some celebrities who were supporting them by keeping vigil on the land. Deputies using a huge fire ladder this afternoon removed actress Daryl Hannah and protest organizer John Quigley from the tree where they had vowed to remain as long as possible.