Why Choose Horticulture A.A.S. Degree at CLC?
• Love Plants? Learn what makes them grow, and thrive
• Learn hands on how to grow plants traditionally and through both aquaponics and hydroponics in a state of the art greenhouse
• Identify and incorporate all plants (annuals to trees) in gardens indoors, outdoors, and in floral arrangements
• Our Instructors have industry knowledge and a strong passion to help students succeed before and after graduation.
My name is Marci Hoard and I am one of the floral design professionals who teaches at Central Lakes College. My favorite class to teach is Special Occasions/Wedding Design in which the students learn all the traditional wedding designs as well as all the new trends. When I am not teaching, I keep busy with my own wedding and events floral design studio. The Brainerd Lakes area has so many opportunities and fun activities.
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My name is Jeff Dirks and I am one of the horticulture instructors who teaches at Central Lakes College. I enjoy teaching in all areas of horticulture, but particularly enjoy the labs that include active learning such as building retaining walls, patios and ponds, creating floral designs, and growing plants in the greenhouses. I really enjoy living and teaching in the Brainerd Lakes area because of the great outdoor experiences available here. Some of my hobbies are fishing, hunting, and enjoying all kinds of water sports on any of the 465 lakes within 30 miles of town. And of course, it is a great pleasure to see so many of our students enjoy successful careers after graduating from Central Lakes College.
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My name is Theri Wasniewski, I am one of the horticulture instructors. My favorite classes to teach are about woody plants and insects. We plant, prune, check for diseases and learn to make our communities better by having the right plants in the right places. The Brainerd Lakes area is a great place to live and go to school. There is more to do and explore in the area than there are days in a week. I like to hike, camp, cross country ski, garden and check out the native plant communities in our area. It would be great if every property (home and work) had a few apple trees and some herbs or vegetables; sustainable by design!
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