Daniel Halsey is a certified permaculture designer and instructor for multiple academic institutions and organizations. Daniel holds a BS degree in Temperate Climate Polyculture Design and a master's degree in Horticulture. His interest in agro-ecosystems and edible forest gardens began with an introduction to polyculture design in 2003. Polyculture plant systems are patterned after forest ecology where each plant contributes to the health of the ecological niche and soil community. Using skills and creative concepting from a 25 year advertising career, Dan develops ecological system designs for sustainable landscapes. Dan travels nationally, hired to design, instruct, and consult for planning of intentional communities, agro-ecosystems, and broad-acre restoration.