“The philosophy behind permaculture is one of working with, rather than against, nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless action; of looking at systems in all their functions, rather than asking only one yield of them; and allowing systems to demonstrate their own evolutions.” ~ Bill Mollison

Permaculture is a core component of our goals and our work here at Saba Cooperative. As such, you will find information about our many permaculture projects spread throughout the site. This page in particular is intended to eventually serve as a central hub for our permaculture projects, local living systems, and the interactions between them.

Identified Organisms List

Below is a list of organisms that have been identified as living in or near Saba. This list is a work-in-progress that will go on expanding and evolving, and subcategories such as perennial, annual, etc. may be added. Each organism on the list will eventually link to its encyclopedia entry on Wikipedia and (if applicable) Plants for a Future. At some point, the goal is to produce a “web of life” visual diagram depicting interconnections between the listed organisms, humans, and the rest of the biosphere.



  • Chaga Mushroom (Inonotus obliquus)
  • Rock Tripe


  • American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
  • Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
  • Black Cap Chickadee
  • Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus)
  • Carpenter Ant (Camponotus pennsylvanicus)
  • Cat (Felis catus)
  • Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)
  • Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus)
  • Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)
  • Eastern Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens)
  • Long-tailed Weasel (Mustela frenata)
  • Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus)
  • Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)
  • Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
  • Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus)
  • Spring Salamander
  • Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)
  • Warbler


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