Franklin MC Scarf’s Life and Work in Summary, 1941 to 2018

• Franklin Michael Charles Scarf is founder and convener of the Earth Repair Foundation based in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales Australia. He was conceived in Katoomba and born in NewTown Sydney on Friday December 26, 1941 at 8:26pm. He attended early school at Mount St Mary’s Convent and St Canice’s in Katoomba. He lived his first seven years in Katoomba then moved with his family to Sydney.

• In Sydney, he attended primary and secondary school at De La Salle College. From there he attended Sydney Technical College, which later became the University of Technology, where he studied accounting. He then joined his family’s business of Scarf Brothers Corporation which was a medium size enterprise engaged in the food, clothing and property industries.

• After 12 years in the family business working in the fields of advertising and marketing in the retail clothing industry, he pursued a new direction. He became an activist in the movement for community advancement and world improvement.

• He established Sydney’s first Message Shirt Shop which later became the Message Poster Renaissance Centre in Kings Cross Sydney. That initiative is still alive today in the form of Mind-Vitamin Thought-Seeds.

• He was a primary instigator of the first Newtown Festival with the theme Festival of United Nations (FUN). This annual event recently had its 40th Anniversary.

• Franklin is one of six children and is the eldest son in a family of Phoenician Lebanese origin with a Byzantine Melkite Christian heritage. He is father to four adult children, three daughters and a son. He considers himself to be a citizen of the universe.

• He incorporated the Earth Repair Foundation (ERF) in 1987. Since then he has co-ordinated with the help of many ( see acknowledgments ), the production of what now exists as the Earth Repair Charter and Vision 2020 Now Age Global Solution Strategy. This was developed over decades in consultation with educators, indigenous councils, scientists, environmentalists and others committed to world improvement. The aim of the strategy is to motivate every nation to adopt the Charter and the world’s best practices for a sustainable 21st Century. The Charter can be seen at

• He assisted Burnum Burnum on his historic trip to England on the 26th January, 1988 where, in some brilliant media drama theatre, Burnum Burnum claimed England on behalf of the Aboriginal people with his famous Declaration. Click here to read his declaration.

• Other highlights of his career so far include: President of the United Nations Association of Australia in NSW, 1986-1988. First and immediate past convener of the UNAA (NSW) Environment Program. He is also convener of the Blue Mountains Branch of UNAA (NSW).

• Has worked in an honorary and voluntary capacity with UNAA continuously since 1972. He sees UN Associations as the people’s access to the United Nations, giving us, ‘We the Peoples’ an opportunity to participate in helping the UN fulfill its optimum potential. He was granted Life Membership honours with UNAA (NSW) in 2007. His commitment to the quest for world peace has him continuing to motivate people and governments for every nation to progressively transform expertise, funding and resources from all national military service sectors to implement the Earth Repair Charter as the priority within each country.

• With other concerned individuals and groups, he funded and hosted in his Sydney office, the startup of the highly acclaimed UNAA proclaimed Australian Year of the Tree, l981-82. He was appointed the first National Director of Greening Australia l982-83 which seeded Australia’s National Tree Program. It is estimated that more than a billion trees have been planted in Australia since then and the accumulation of bio-mass and the global impact, is incalculable.

• Convened one of Sydney’s first Interfaith Services for World Peace. The success of this led to eight other similar events. He is aspiring to develop a comprehensive multi-faith website giving every faith and philosophical ideology an opportunity to give their best advice on how humanity can live optimally in the 21st century.

• In 1979 he incorporated a company that grew to become McNaturals International Pty Ltd of which he is currently the CEO. McNaturals is dedicated to prompting people to acquire good health and immunity efficiency by letting their food be their medicine. During the 1990s, Franklin co-created an educational demonstration of soil production through earth repair composting and growing food organically at his McNaturals garden learning centre at Hazelbrook in the Blue Mountains.

• Co-convened the UNAA Environment/Recycling Committee in 1983 which instigated a campaign titled ‘What The World Needs Now Is A Sense of Humus’. The campaign promotes the recycling of most used plastics to manufacture great numbers of hygienic, aerobic, no-dig, earth-repair composting bins. These bins are for use in most home yards to compost all previously-wasted and continuously available bio-degradable materials into increasing quantities of earthworms and humus-rich soil to help grow permaculture designed food forests in all appropriate places. He believes this initiative has unlimited educational, food producing and employment potential world-wide.

• Worked closely with and was inspired by Dr Richard St Barbe Baker, Q.B.E, LL.D, internationally renowned ‘Man of the Trees’. St Barbe commended Franklin in a letter, stating, “You have your credentials in your mission of helping tree-scape the Earth and becoming one of the world’s great earth healers”. Franklin is also committed to defending all original native forests and encourages everyone to do this too. Please save all the remaining original native forests he says.

• Co-sponsored the historic 1989 Earthwalk Conference on social, indigenous and environmental issues, producing an Earth Treaty for the Children of the World.

• Franklin has photographed many thousands of eye-contact smiles. He implemented the Great Australian Smile Quest through the Channel 9 Network and the Mike Walsh Show resulting in the popular ‘Smile Book’. This was produced to commemorate the United Nations International Year of the Child in 1979.

• Franklin is a magical trick entertainer, mainly with younger children but sometimes practices this art on anyone. He can blow bubbles inside bubbles inside bubbles. Each time he achieves this triple dimension effect, he says he feels like Don Quixote achieving the impossible dream and reaching the unreachable star.

• He is currently applying continuing efforts to developing an Earth Repair Eco Home and a McNaturals food garden learning centre in Katoomba. He has developed a plan for the production of a multi-language ‘World’s Best Practice’ sustainability learning poster and strategy to educate, inspire and motivate people everywhere to help grow edible food-forests on the majority of home blocks, school yards, community lands and all other appropriate places to ensure food security for all. Franklin holds a Permaculture Design Certificate and is an advocate for permaculture principles and ethics. The Ethics being: Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share.

• Presently he is developing an innovative new product of Mind-Vitamin Thought-Seeds as Poster-Cards designed to brighten dull spots with continuously radiating inspiration. He is also untiring in his efforts to motivate the retail sale and wide-spread consumption of vital raw living foods resulting from his research with the Natural Health Society of Australia and the development of McNaturals.

• Franklin is a Justice of the Peace and has travelled extensively throughout Australia and the world during his lifetime.

• Franklin can be contacted at PO Box 503, Katoomba, NSW 2780 Australia. Mobile: 0408 267 195, Email:

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