Welcome to permies! Permies is a place for gentle souls to discuss permaculture and homesteading, all the time. It is a community, as well as a forum that is rich with wealth of information and assistance--made possible by lovely people like YOU!
Permies was started by Paul Wheaton in 2005, but this was not his first rodeo in managing forums! As a software engineer, he’d been managing forums way back in the 90s. Yes, there were forums back then--they just looked quite a bit different! In 2000, he took over Code Ranch, a forum devoted to java and other types of programming. You can find out more about those early forums HERE!
After he gained his Master Gardener certification in 1997, he wanted to learn even more and share what he knew, but the existing permaculture and homesteading forums just weren’t a good fit. He had his own website, richsoil.com where he shared articles about everything from cast iron to chickens to diatomaceous earth. But, he wasn’t about to stop there. He made a youtube channel and his made his own forums--these very same ones!