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Daniel Halsey

Daniel Halsey is a certified permaculture designer and teacher for the Permaculture Research Institute. Certified by the Permaculture Research Institute, Daniel travels nationally and internationally teaching permaculture and ecological design to permaculture design certification students, homesteaders, and landscape designers.

Daniel and his wife Ginny manage self-sustaining forest gardens of fruiting trees, shrubs and nut crops at SouthWoods Forest Gardens, a permaculture design, demonstration, and educational site located on a twenty-five-acre wetland savannah in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

    Daniel 's Upcoming Events

    • Dan Halsey and Bryce Ruddock at The Boerner Botanical Gardens
      9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corner WI 53130
      March 14, 2015, 10:00 am

      Permaculture is the conscious design of landscapes that follow patterns and relationships found in nature, while providing abundant food, fiber, fuel, and shelter for local needs. One of the essential processes in that design process is the creation of perennial plant polycultures or guilds, food forests, and mixed plant and animal communities. Integrated Forest Gardening is a guide to do just that.' Members - $10 Non-Members- $15

    • Dan Halsey at Mother Earth News Fair
      Mother Earth News Fair, Albany OR
      June 5, 2015, 12:00 pm

      Dan Halsey will present at the Mother Earth News Fair in Albany, Oregon on June 6 and 7. His workshop description: Agro-Ecosystem Strategy and Building Ecologically Supported Plant Guilds Designing better plant guilds and redundant nutrient cycling systems creates a virtually unlimited resource for food production. On some landscapes, growing plants is not a difficult task. Soils are moderately healthy and water is available by sky or well. On the other hand, soils are more likely to be a challenge to plant propagation and even the richest soil can be depleted over time; resulting in nutrient deficiencies that will stress plants and lower harvests. In this session we will study, strategize, and practice building mutually supportive plant guilds that provide the ecological requirements. We will also look at some extreme landscapes and solutions to build soil resources Each participants’ plant selection process will be guided by their site conditions. Bring your laptop or tablet, and a sharp pencil. Books will be available for sale at the fair.

    • Dan Halsey at Mother Earth News Fair
      Mother Earth News Fair, West Bend WI
      August 8, 2015, 12:00 pm

      Dan Halsey will present at the Mother Earth News Fair in West Bend, WI on August 8 and 9. His workshop description: Agro-Ecosystem Strategy and Building Ecologically Supported Plant Guilds Designing better plant guilds and redundant nutrient cycling systems creates a virtually unlimited resource for food production. On some landscapes, growing plants is not a difficult task. Soils are moderately healthy and water is available by sky or well. On the other hand, soils are more likely to be a challenge to plant propagation and even the richest soil can be depleted over time; resulting in nutrient deficiencies that will stress plants and lower harvests. In this session we will study, strategize, and practice building mutually supportive plant guilds that provide the ecological requirements. We will also look at some extreme landscapes and solutions to build soil resources Each participants’ plant selection process will be guided by their site conditions. Bring your laptop or tablet, and a sharp pencil. Books will be available for sale at the fair.

    • Dan Halsey at International PDC
      , Manchester, England
      August 25, 2015, 12:00 pm

      Dan Halsey will lead an International PDC with Angus Soutar in Manchester, UK. The course, which runs from August 25th-September 9th will also include site visits. More details to come!

    • Dan Halsey at International Permaculture Convergence
      Gilwell Park , London United Kingdom
      September 10, 2015, 12:00 pm

      Dan Halsey will be at this year's International Permaculture Convergence, a 5-day convergence for Design Course graduates at Gilwell Park in London. The convergence will run from September 10-16th and include hundreds of workshops, activities, open space, international organizing, strategy, networking and dancing. Pricing to attend this convergence begins at £195.

    • Dan Halsey at Mother Earth News Fair
      Mother Earth News Fair, Topeka KS
      October 24, 2015, 12:00 pm

      Dan Halsey will present at the Mother Earth News Fair in Topeka, KS on October 24 and 25. His workshop description: Agro-Ecosystem Strategy and Building Ecologically Supported Plant Guilds Designing better plant guilds and redundant nutrient cycling systems creates a virtually unlimited resource for food production. On some landscapes, growing plants is not a difficult task. Soils are moderately healthy and water is available by sky or well. On the other hand, soils are more likely to be a challenge to plant propagation and even the richest soil can be depleted over time; resulting in nutrient deficiencies that will stress plants and lower harvests. In this session we will study, strategize, and practice building mutually supportive plant guilds that provide the ecological requirements. We will also look at some extreme landscapes and solutions to build soil resources Each participants’ plant selection process will be guided by their site conditions. Bring your laptop or tablet, and a sharp pencil. Books will be available for sale at the fair.

    Daniel 's Books

    Integrated Forest Gardening

    The Complete Guide to Polycultures and Plant Guilds in Permaculture Systems

    One of the essential practices of permaculture is to develop perennial agricultural systems that thrive over several decades without expensive and harmful inputs. Integrated Forest Gardening is the first, and most comprehensive, guide about plant guilds ever written, and covers in detail both what guilds are and how to design and construct them. This book will benefit all readers interested in permaculture, from permaculture designers and professional growers, to backyard growers new to the concept.

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