Eric Paulus, Operations Manager
Eric Paulus is the Operations Manager at Ecology Action’s Circle Acres Nature Preserve. Before joining Ecology Action, Eric owned a small farm and plant nursery called Regeneration Eco-Farm. Regeneration served as a model urban farm for sustainable production and ecological stewardship. He gained valuable horticultural experience working at various farms, plant nurseries and landscaping companies. He has a BA from the University of Texas at Austin in Geography and History. He has spent time in southern India working on a reforestation project, co-managed a community garden and arboretum, and taught workshops on vermicomposting, Integrated Pest Management and enhancing soil health by increasing organic matter. Aside from stints in Italy, India and Massachusetts, Eric has lived in Austin since 2000. He has a young son and is interested in the soil microbiome, biodiversity and native plants. As a former participant of the Rhizome Collective, Eric took part in the original clean up of Circle Acres in 2004/05 and has seen first-hand how far the site has come from its days as a toxic brownfield.