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Paul Wheaton is a powerful advocate of permaculture. He was dubbed the "Duke of Permaculture" by Geoff Lawton and Sepp Holzer, and the "Bad Boy of Permcaulture" by Occupy Monsanto. Paul is the owner of permies.com, coderanch.com, richsoil.com, and Wheaton Labs. He has produced over 600 podcasts, 200 youtube videos and a dozen feature-length films. He has presented at over 100 events around the US, and has written dozens of articles and 2 books on topics ranging from luxuriant environmentalism to homesteading skills. The events he hosts at his property, Wheaton Labs, have resulted in the development of rocket stove and rocket mass heater technology, massive earthworks featuring extensive hugelkultur, solar dehydrators, lots and lots of round wood timberframe structures like a truly passive earth-bermed solar greenhouse and a mega-cheap and luxurious home design called the Wofati, as well as many, many other permaculture innovations.






More Bios: (in various formats and lenghts)

Pauls full bio at richsoil.com:

Richsoil.com: http://www.richsoil.com/paul-wheaton.jsp

Paulwheaton.com: https://paulwheaton.com/about

Paulwheaton12 at Wordpress: https://paulwheaton12.wordpress.com/about/

Here is Paul Wheaton's bio at JavaRanch: http://www.javaranch.com/paul-wheaton.jsp

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Paul Wheaton, dubbed "The Duke of Permaculture" by Sepp Holzer and Geoff Lawton, is an author, producer, certified advanced master gardener, and tyrannical ruler of two on-line empires. After a successful career as a software engineer in aerospace, Paul became obsessed with everything permaculture. He has created hundreds of videos and podcasts, and written dozens of articles and several books. You can find all of it at permies.com.

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Paul Wheaton, dubbed "The Duke of Permaculture" by Sepp Holzer and Geoff Lawton, is an author, producer, and certified advanced master gardener. He has created hundreds of videos and podcasts, and written dozens of articles as well as several books. You can find all of it at permies.com.

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Paul Wheaton, the Duke of Permaculture, is an author, producer, and certified advanced master gardener. He has created hundreds of videos and podcasts, and written dozens of articles, as well as several books.

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Paul Wheaton, The Duke of Permaculture, is an author, producer, and certified advanced master gardener.

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Paul Wheaton, The Duke of Permaculture, is an author, and certified advanced master gardener.


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Paul Wheaton has hundreds of free podcasts, videos, articles, and a large online community about homesteading and permaculture.  He now offers movies, educational materials, books and experiences.  All at permies.com/stuff.



Here is Paul's bio from makeitmissoula:

Paul Wheaton is the tyrannical dictator of Permies.com, the largest permaculture forum on the web. As a certified master gardener and permaculture designer, he’s built an empire around what he calls, ‘infecting brains with permaculture’. His forums are full of rich information, and there are a number of great free resources, guides, and articles that can be found on his sister site, Richsoil.com aswell.

Most recently, he has worked with rocket mass heater experts Ernie and Erica in developing a DVD set on making your own rocket mass heater, and has produced another video series on permaculture gardening, which detail how to use hugelkultur, swales, and natural ponds to capture and utilize water without irrigation. His recent work with natural buildings based on Mike Oehler’s designs have resulted in the creation of the Wofati, a semi underground natural home design.

Crowned the Duke of Permaculture by Geoff Lawton and the Bad Boy of Permaculture by the Occupy Monsanto movement, Paul continues to educate and inspire at his property – dubbed Wheaton Labs – in western Montana, where he conducts experiments in permaculture and natural building, hosts workshops, and entertains the curious passerby. More information on stays at the property can be foundhere.



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Paul Wheaton is the tyrannical dictator of Permies.com, the largest permaculture forum on the web. As a certified master gardener and permaculture designer, he’s built an empire around what he calls, ‘infecting brains with permaculture’. His forums are full of rich information, and there are a number of great free resources, guides, and articles that can be found on his sister site, Richsoil.com as well.

Most recently, he has worked with rocket mass heater experts Ernie and Erica in developing a video series on making your own rocket mass heater, and has produced another video series on permaculture gardening, which details how to use hugelkultur, swales, and natural ponds to capture and utilize water without irrigation. His recent work with natural buildings based on Mike Oehler’s designs have resulted in the creation of the Wofati, an earth-sheltered natural home design.

Crowned the "Duke of Permaculture" by Geoff Lawton and the "Bad Boy of Permaculture" by the Occupy Monsanto movement, Paul continues to educate and inspire at his property – dubbed Wheaton Labs – in western Montana, where he conducts experiments in permaculture and natural building, hosts workshops, and entertains the curious passerby. More information on stays at the property can be found here.




Here is the bio somebody wrote on facebook:

As a certified master gardener and a certified permaculture designer, Paul Wheaton gardens, farms and lives what he preaches. He founded Richsoil.com, Permies.com and a few other gems (ahem, JavaRanch.com). Paul’s podcasts and videocasts take in-depth looks at everything from organic gardening to lesser-known methods of permaculture.

It’s all about being practical, and over at www.Richsoil.com, Paul’s articles offer smart, practical ideas for cheap and easy lawn care, cast iron pans, raising chickens, Hugelkulture (gardening without irrigation), rocket stove mass heaters, and more. (Yup, it’s a pretty diverse list.)

Permies.com is the gateway to the Paul Wheaton empire, and it is the largest online permaculture community in the world. If you’re looking to learn more about alternative energy, homesteading, organic gardening, and permaculture design, head on over to Permies.com where great permaculture enthusiasts gather and share advice.

Got a question? Go to Permies.com and post a question in the forum. That’s where you’ll find Paul and lots of great advice.

Want the inside scoop? When Paul gets inspired, he drops his followers a daily-ish email. Subscribe at http://www.richsoil.com/email.jsp.

Paul lives in Missoula, Montana. And he has a special forum for the Garden City: The Missoula Eco Forum. https://permies.com/forums/f-47/missoula-eco-forum. He’d love to see you over there!



other notes:

"Occupy Monsanto" calls Paul "The Bad Boy of Permaculture"; treehugger.com calls him "hardcore green" and how Geoff Lawton calls him "The Duke of Permaculture". He gives away more free information on permaculture than all other permaculture sites combined. Maybe something about producing the rmh dvds. Wofati? What else?

Here's some of Paul's most well known snippets from videos:






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(this following image is owned by the missoulian, so you would need permission to use it - and they would have a mega hi res version):


Links to Paul on the Internet:

https://permies.com/forums
https://richsoil.com
https://wheaton-labs.com/
https://paulwheaton.com/
https://paulwheaton12.wordpress.com/
https://permaculture-design-course.com/
http://www.woodburningstoves2.com/

https://www.youtube.com/c/paulwheaton 
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/homesteading-and-permaculture-by-paul-wheaton/id426013000
https://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/tag/paul-wheaton

https://permies.com/f/244/wheaton
https://permies.com/t/12654/paul-wheaton-place-permaculture-pantheon
https://permies.com/wiki/labs-summary
https://javaranch.com/paul-wheaton.jsp

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Wheaton
https://www.appropedia.org/Paul_Wheaton
https://permaculture.fandom.com/wiki/Paul_Wheaton

https://www.facebook.com/PaulWheatonFans
https://www.facebook.com/PermiesCommunity
https://www.facebook.com/wheatonlabs
https://twitter.com/paulwheaton
https://www.instagram.com/_paulwheaton/
https://www.pinterest.com/permies/

https://permies.com/w/stuff
https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/paulwheaton
https://www.patreon.com/paulwheaton


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Just off the top of my head... feel free to edit for factual errors. All opinions are mine own and I stand by them.

Paul Wheaton: Permaculture icon and iconoclastic permaculturist. Know in some circles as "The Bad Boy of Permaculture" and in inner circles as "The Duke". Not your average practitioner, but self-described tyrant of two disparate online communities and one real-world farm. His moderating rule of "Be Nice" is enforced with a potent mixture of open discussion and enlightened self-interest. Certified master gardener, permaculture design guru, farmer, community leader and repository of esoteric (sometimes controversial) knowledge and well researched opinions... All while rockin' a spiffy pair of overalls. His blunt style is not for the faint of heart; Prepare to have your mind blown open.
 
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Hard ass.
 
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Certified master gardener


You forgot the *advanced.* Certification does read advanced.
 
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I'm unprepared to write a full bio... So how about a snippet that can be incorporated into a full bio?

Some of the best qualities of a dictator
Paul Wheaton is a well known, self-admitted, overall wearing dictator. His controversial style has become more pervasive than you would think. For instance, there was this guy named Steve who proved that this leadership style is successful. You have a developer, designer and a dictator. The developer develops architecture. The designer designs for carbon based life forms. The dictator determines resolutions to any conflict between mindsets and dictates overall, wearing overalls, the path forward.



One of the best qualities in a dictators toolshed is vision. Without vision, projects easily get off track. Dictators gain vision from experience, gaining deeper knowledge through observation & interaction. Visionaries are best known for finding new paths resulting in harmonious integration.

Dictators that assume their role by force, instead of proven leadership, inevitably create catastrophes. Thus avoiding and recovering from catastrophes is perhaps the best quality overall.

 
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Randy, I think of Paul as a designer. TL will tell.

Double berm in front of BC sounds good.
 
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Hi Paul, and everybody.

Everything written here is awesome - some more awesomer than others. I only am commenting on this subject so that it may be of some help, strictly information, and help these gifted writer's that have pretty much slammed it. I want any unexpected rewards for this small effort, to go into the "support Pauls World domination" funds, in continuing to help to roll things along.
I want to tell you of my experience, in some area's, because I've literally been biting my tongue on allot and this is an instance where I feel like my comments will be helpful, not detracting from your goals.

Paul, the first time I saw your site, I was searching for informative links 1.) for an educated link of information and video's to be able to share in spreading the wave of common sense that is "coming back in style" 2.) for supporting links to more quality information, and much more... because I'm a busy person, fighting many battles on my own front, and absolutely will not promote anyone, that I cannot vouch for with excruciating research present to back up my decision to support them.
I am a hard sell, as you may have gathered already, and I was literally taken in for three days straight in reading and video's. That is a difficult task. so much so, that it is a first.
I will tell you of what I couldn't tear myself away from. and I believe that will help in some way. I found the site with a return on a google search, and I first saw a plain forum, not created to sell you something, but one that was down to the core helpful with no bs surprises. In the manner Paul, that you were presented, I felt immediately that you would be a good neighbor and someone that knew the importance of the information shared, more so than any money that could be made. With each video I watched, the more mesmerized I became at the information you were trying so hard to make available. I wasn't punished the first time, in signing up for what you had to offer from the very beginning till now, and counting. I made a good call. You are walking the walk and living the life you are so desperately trying to help change the world with. I've yet to be disappointed by you or anyone associated with you, and believe me when I tell you, I look hard.
Enough of that, besides your sense of humor, honesty, and devil may care unstaged photo's, that save a thousand words, I am left with advising you to do whatever feels right to you in being true to yourself, you haven't gone wrong yet. (and quite frankly I am quite interested in watching your inevitable success as it unfolds.)
 
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Bill Puckett wrote:Randy, I think of Paul as a designer. TL will tell.

Double berm in front of BC sounds good.



I don't disagree. In fact I think of him as both a designer and a developer. By mastering both, he's in a great position to lead / direct.

I've listened to about 2/3rds of the podcasts however I have no practical experience... hopefully my post wasn't offensive. It was simply my attempt at Paul-styled humor.

BTW, what does TL & BC stand for?
 
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I would also emphasize Pauls, altruistic qualities, generosity, his humanity, his big heart.
 
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BTW, what does TL & BC stand for?



BC = base camp, the mfg home the insurance company bought for the previous owner who let a single pipe bust.

TL = the land, the main attraction right down the road.

Paul has a mind beyond my comprehension. He can be frightfully scary one instant and incredibly insightful the next. He's not to be fucked with, though he may not know it fully.
 
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