Lunt Foundation vision
At the Lunt Foundation, our priority is to keep the Earth healthy. Our goal is to enhance human dignity through the pillars of food, housing, healthcare and education. The Earth stands at the heart of each of these four of these pillars. The quality of our food depends on the Earth. The Earth is our first home. Our health depends on the water we drink, the food we grow, the environment we live in. And last but not least, the biggest genius is the Earth itself! Through her art in managing waste, running complex systems, building resilience, creating energy, etc.: the Earth is our greatest teacher.
Lunt Foundation support
From 2013 to 2015, the Lunt Foundation co-funded a research program on the Bec Hellouin farm by the Sylva Institute. The study modelized new agriculture techniques while quantifying their productivity and economic performance. The innovative project demonstrated the economic viability of permaculture techniques on small scale agriculture, that can be applied in urban gardening.
As of 2016, the Lunt Foundation supported the co-founder, Perrine Hervé-Gruyer, with a salary to advise new micro-farms making their first steps into permaculture.
From 2017, the Foundation co-financed new research on the ecological and economic performance of permacultural micro-farms and forest gardens.