The Community Currency was the brainchild of Fhyre Phoenix.
The tree-sitters protecting old growth Redwoods in Freswhater, Humboldt County, became beacons in the media.
Poseidon, Open, Jerry, Allah, Shedder, Eversting, Diversity, Anastasia
"Struggle in the Woods" released 2003 and "Tree-Sit: The Art of Resistance" released 2000.
The first time I saw this tree I was just compelled to climb, I don't know how else to describe it. The first person sat up here for a night or two, then I came up and sat for about four days. Then I went back down to the ground. [At that point] the question I was asking myself was `What do I do? What is the most effective thing that I, personally, can do?' All indications were that I should sit in this tree, so after being on the ground for five days I came back up. That was March 21 last year. My feet haven't touched the ground since.
The tree-sit villages on Greenwood Heights Road in Freshwater, Humboldt county, was started in August of 2002 in preparation for the 13-13-13 action, which involved 13 women in 13 trees for 13 days, lasting from September 23 to October 6, 2002 to safeguard Redwoods from being cut down.
On December 10, 1997, Julia Butterfly Hill ascended Luna, an ancient Redwood near Stafford in Humboldt County. While not the first tree-sitter, she stayed in the tree for two years and brought national media attention to the movement.
HAPA is launching its 2024 Exhibit Series at the Clarke Historical Museum in Old Town, Eureka, CA. This groundbreaking project aims to present a year-long exploration of key themes reflecting the unique aspects of our local history, enhancing the museum's appeal and fostering community engagement.
Avril is working on her MLIS degree (Master of Library and Information Science) remotely from San Jose State University. She is an intern with HAPA for the Spring Semester 2024. Welcome, Avril!
Petols in the press