Paul Wheaton

People write about me or do radio shows with me or all sorts of things and they always say at some point “send a bio”. And since different people want different stuff for a bio, here is a collection of a bunch of different bios that Josiah whipped up for me. (thanks Josiah!)

Bio 1:

Paul Wheaton, the bad boy of Permaculture was proclaimed by Geoff Lawton in 2012 the Duke of Permaculture. He is the creator of two on-line communities. One is about Permaculture,, and one is about software engineering,

He is a powerful advocate of Sepp Holzer’s techniques for which a recent study showed they have the ability to feed 21 billion people without the use of petroleum or irrigation. He also promotes the use of hugelkultur, which sequesters carbon and eliminates the need for irrigation, and polycultures, which reduces the need for pest control and improves the health of plants. He wrote several articles about lawn care, raising chickens, cast iron and diatomaceous earth. Paul regularly uploads permaculture videos and permaculture podcasts.

Bio 2:

Paul Wheaton is the creator of the largest permaculture community in the world. is the gateway to the Paul Wheaton empire where you will find detailed articles:

Audio and Video Podcasts:

The community forums including these topics and much more:

If you like this sort of thing head out to the forums at, where we talk about homesteading, alternative energy, and permaculture design all the time.
Bio 3:

Paul Wheaton is is the tyrannical ruler of two on-line communities. One is about permaculture and one is about software engineering. There is even one for Missoula. Paul has written several permacutlure articles starting with one on lawn carethat he presented at the MUD Project 17 years ago, including articles on raising chickenscast iron and diatomaceous earth. Paul also regularly uploads permaculture videos and permaculture podcasts. In his spare time, Paul has plans for world domination and has currently living on a hollowed out volcano in the Missoula area, with good submarine access.

Bio 4:

I am the miserable-evil-tyrant-owner of JavaRanch.

I started this joint because I had the need to express my opinions on a java style guide. Later, I added some java forums.

Just a wacky thing. Bla bla bla about Java, and lots of folks showed up!

I’m nuts about permaculture. In the early 90’s I became obsessed with gardening and all forms of horticulture. In 1994 I gave a presentation on lawn care and wrote some blurb for the occasion.

More recently I wrote about meeting my hero Sepp Holzer and pushed a bunch of stuff about rocket mass heaters out to the mighty youtube.

Lately I’ve been crusading the use of cast iron and reducing the panic surrounding flea control. I’ve also advocated the use of diatomaceous earth for all sorts of insect control. My recent article on raising chickens turned out to be rather controversial.

I’ve recently returned to the spectacular Missoula, Montana and started a Missoula blog.

Bio 5:

Paul is the founder of, and a few other gems (ahem, evolved out of a barrage of emails about lawn care and ultimately gave birth to Permies is a place where Permaculture enthusiasts come to learn, share, and learn some more from each other and is now the largest gathering of permaculturites on the web.

Bio 6:

As a certified master gardener and a certified permaculture designer, Paul Wheaton has written numerous articles ( and founded the permaculture forums (, which have since become the largest permaculture web site on the internet. Paul Wheaton has been practicing and preaching this new way of gardening, farming and living for the last nine years, because, as he says, “It’s the sort of eco system that nature intended.

Bio 7:

Paul has an insatiable curiousity about all things permacultural. As a result of his curiousity and his internet ability he has built his website into the world’s most visited permaculture website. Full of forums, youtubes and podcasts.