The Columbia Commons logo represents northwest fur trade beads.

kom'∙mons (13th century Latin) noun: (1) public space for social and educational endeavors; (2) open lands reserved for agrarian use

All land is natural and all nature is a common wealth. Wherever we live, we live in nature and by using nature, and this use everywhere implies the requirement of good stewardship. But we will have to do more than merely change our minds. We will have to implement a different kind of education and a different kind of economy.

Wendell Berry