Firefighters pulled Daryl Hannah out of a tree.
It would appear that she is protesting the landowner’s decision to put a warehouse on land that has for the last 15 years been used, free of charge, by urban farmers. Others, including Willie Nelson and Danny Glover also protested.
Let’s look at it this way… these well-known and well-to-do personalities are pushing for a private landowner to contribute 14 acres of land for public use. That seems like a worthy cause, right?
Why don’t they just, you know… BUY it? Did they try? It’s just money, after all. They could have set up the Hannah, Nelson, and Glover Trust for Urban Gardening, and as a non-profit organization kept trees on that land in perpetuity. They could have turned it into a park. What would it have cost them? A million dollars? Five? And if that’s what it would have cost, how can it possibly be just for them to expect the private landowner to absorb the cost himself?
I’ll be impressed when Ms. Hannah buys some land and donates it to the public herself.