WHAT ?

The creation of a micro-farm is an investment in time, but also in money. Agricultural land is increasingly expensive and the investments required to start such an activity are quite heavy, which is generally difficult for young farmers to overcome. Market gardeners are also required to master an incredible number of skills: market gardening techniques, marketing, administrative and financial management, tax and VAT issues, digital communication, product processing/preservation, not to mention the pedagogical virtues needed to disseminate practices.

PERMA-PROJECTS aims at supporting young entrepreneurs in launching their agroecological activity. The organization provides land, equipment and a complete technical, scientific and administrative framework.

OUR MISSION

 

The mission of PERMA-PROJECTS is to contribute to the diffusion of permaculture and agroecology in Belgium and to improve its economic viability.

Specifically, PERMA-PROJECTS offers young entrepreneurs a framework to launch their business. Whether it is market gardening, small livestock farming or product processing, PERMA-PROJECTS initiates and supports these activities by offering :

PROVISION OF AN INFRASTRUCTURE

Agricultural land and adapted design, washing and conditioning workshop, processing kitchen, greenhouses and other heavy equipment,...

SHARED SERVICES

Accounting and financial support, legal and administrative support, website and social networks, marketing support,...

SUPPORT

Human, technical and scientific

OUR VALUES

 

Permaculture is not just an agricultural technique, but a global approach to sustainable development in which PERMA-PROJECTS is fully involved. It includes 3 fundamental principles:

CARING FOR THE LAND

Aggradation des sols, biodiversité, habitat durable, éviter tout déchet, efficience énergétique et énergies renouvelables,...

TAKING CARE OF HUMANS

Nutritional quality of products, quality and quantity of work, inclusion, training and responsibility, beauty of the living and working environment,...

SHARING ABUNDANCE

L‘objectif n‘est pas de maximiser le profit. La rentabilité doit être suffisante pour permettre une rémunération équitable du travail et une pérennité du capital investi.

ON THE OTHER HAND PERMA-PROJECTS SUBSCRIBES TO THE FOLLOWING VALUES

CARING

By welcoming visitors, trainees and eaters, by respecting the opinions and convictions of each and by not judging others, especially other agricultural practices. We are here to propose, not to judge.

INTELLIGENCE

Through professionalism in all functions and scientific rigour in the approach, through constant questioning, a search for improvement and innovation, through a real enhancement of collective intelligence not only within the teams, but also beyond with clients.

TRANSPARENCY

Through openness and experience sharing (collaborative and "open-source" model)

GRATITUDE

Towards nature which nourishes our body and mind, towards others with whom we exchange and share our knowledge and experiences, and beyond according to the convictions of each of us, which of course we respect.

Currently, PERMA-PROJECTS is launching two micro-farm projects. Discover them!

Next to the Poney Club de la Papelotte in Waterloo, we are developing for you a micro-farm for market gardening in permaculture.

In the beautiful region of Condroz, in Achet, on the Commune of Hamois, we develop for you a micro-farm of market gardening in permaculture and many other things

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