Shovel in hand, I plant, thinking of beauty and sustenance. The land sustains us. I offer acknowledgement of the original people of this land. What we now call Portland, Oregon and Multnomah County were the traditional lands of the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tumwater, Tualatin Kalapuya, Wasco, Molalla, Cowlitz and Watlala bands of the Chinook, and many other Tribes.
May we always practice in awareness of all beings, supporting their sovereign right to freedom.