The Permaculture Research Foundation Malta (PRFM) is a voluntary organization based in Malta which works in the field of permaculture, food security, agro-forestry and creative ecology. PRFM was founded in June 2008 when a group of like-minded individuals attended a training camp during which they explored positive solutions towards the
Due to the non-profit nature of PRFM the assets and income of the organisation shall be applied solely in furtherance of its under-mentioned aims and no portion shall be distributed directly or indirectly to the members of the organisation or its employees except as bona fide compensation for services rendered or expenses incurred on behalf of PRFM.
The aims of the PRFM are:
- To encourage and reward ‘practical positivism’ through effective design in good land-stewardship
- To establish working solutions on earth-based projects with education on permaculture design and a resource-based economy.
- To provide working models that use the land to harness rainwater, wind and solar energy, while growing nutritious toxin-free food through permaculture design and advocating such models for future developments.
- To establish models that maximise the benefit gained from space and earth while enhancing and embracing nature as its prime example of design and energy provider.
- To use these working models as the basis of study for combating issues of food security and desertification, for achieving cleaner air and restoring biodiversity while educating through hands-on activities of students, teachers and permaculturists.
- To bring together ecological designers and students with interest in green issues and solutions and to share events and projects across Europe and other countries.
- To support future models of applied permaculture design through a growing network of information and eco-communities.
- To support edible landscapes and food forests.
PRFM achieves its aims by:
Organizing trainings, work camps and field work.
Engaging in research activities through piloting innovative initiatives that are relevant in the local context.
Identifying and submitting its own projects.
Entering into partnership with other organizations in projects proposed by other trusted organizations.
Participating in workshops, conferences and events.
Sharing of knowledge with organizations with similar aims, in particular eco-villages and sustainable communities.