Paul Wheaton has been called the bad boy of permaculture, and was dubbed the Duke of Permaculture by Geoff Lawton in 2012. He is also the head guy at Wheaton Labs, a growing community in Montana that concentrates on learning and teaching different aspects of permaculture including natural building, hugelkultur, and growing an abundance of food. Paul is a powerful advocate of Sepp Holzer’s techniques, which a recent study has shown to have the ability to feed 21 billion people without the use of petroleum or irrigation. Paul also promotes the use of hugelkultur, which sequesters carbon and eliminates the need for irrigation; and polycultures, which reduce the need for pest control and improves the health of plants. He has written several articles, published at richsoil.com including: lawn care https://richsoil.com/lawn-care.jsp raising chickens https://richsoil.com/raising-chickens.jsp cast iron https://richsoil.com/cast-iron.jsp diatomaceous earth https://richsoil.com/diatomaceous-earth.jsp hugelkultur https://richsoil.com/hugelkultur/ Paul regularly creates permaculture videos and podcasts, participates in online summits, and has created the permies.com forums, to help spread the permaculture word to as many people as possible. Paul is also the creator of an online community about software engineering, coderanch.com.