Peppi has been interested in natural environments from a very young age. He grew up on the island of Malta close to the beach and spend most of his young days around traditional farmers and villagers. His interest in living closer to the earth took him on various travels. In 2001-2002 he worked on a number of permaculture farms in Australia and that was an excellent chapter in his life. Peppi is a certified permaculturist and also the Founder of the Permaculture Research Foundation for Malta. He started an ambitious permaculture project on a dry, windy and arid landscape eight years ago, which has attracted many individuals, groups, reporters, documentary makers etc. Although, much has been achieved, he believes that the bloom is still underway.
Peppi is currently finishing studies at The Centre for Alternative Technology, Wales. He has also been giving workshops and hands on training to a number of interested people and foresees a growing momentum in this ‘earth awareness living’.