Biographical data
Birth name Paul Wheaton
Interests permaculture, appropriate technology
Known for Building a Better World in Your Backyard

Paul Wheaton is a permaculture advocate who promotes its ability to solve many of the world's problems. He was dubbed the 'Duke of Permaculture' by both Geoff Lawton and Sepp Holzer.

Paul Wheaton spreads permaculture in many, many ways: his youtube channel, podcasts, presentations, facebook, workshops and events at Wheaton Labs, articles, appearances on radio shows, and much more. Paul is the owner of,, richsoil, Wheaton Labsand Permaculture Design Course.

He also offers a Permaculture Design Course available for viewing at home, The course incorporates 177 hours of video taken from the 2017 Permaculture Design Course and Appropriate Technology Course held at Wheaton Labs.

He began his journey toward permaculture innovation in 1995. At that time, he had created Bananacom, a program used to communicate between computers. He received his Advanced Master Gardener certificate in 1997, and started writing articles about permaculture techniques in 1999 (he also started a forum to discuss java programming at the same time). Five years later, in 2004, Paul started up his permaculture forums.

Wheaton is also an advocate of appropriate technology. He sponsors workshops and training events at Wheaton Labs where attendees can develop sustainable low tech skills. Entitled the Permaculture Technology Jamboreeand Skills to Inherit Property, these annual events educate and train people in many low technology skills, along the way discovering ways to lessen their impact on the environment.

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