Set up as a non-profit and registered with the Commissioner of Non-Governmental Organisations in Malta (VO 448), the Permaculture Research Foundation has the following aims:

To encourage and reward ‘practical positivism’ through effective design in good land-stewardship

To establish working solutions on creative projects with education on permaculture design, agroforestry and a resource-based culture including various forms of media.

To provide working models that use the land to harness rainwater, wind and solar energy, while growing nutritious toxin-free food through creative 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, inspiring art 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, permaculturists and artists from various fields.

To bring together ecological designers, urban planners, artists 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 number of facets including but not limited to urban and rural artistic models that can inspire and support emerging sustainable cultures.