Deb teaches courses in Greenhouse Management and Crop Production, Nursery Operations, Insect and Disease, Herbaceous Plant Materials, Plant Biology, Soil Science, Integrated Pest Management, Professional Gardening, Interior Foliage Plants, and Plant Propagation. In addition to teaching she holds Pesticide Applicator and Tree Inspector licenses and is a MNLA Certified Professional and member of the MNLA Certification Committee.
Deb is a member of the North American Rock Garden Society, the Minnesota Peony Society, and the Minnesota Rock Garden Society—where she held the position of secretary for several years. She participates in various speaking engagements throughout the year.
In addition to teaching full time at Hennepin Technical College, Jay Siedschlaw has spent over 15 years designing projects in the Twin Cities area. His B.S. in Landscape Design from South Dakota State University has served him well, as he has designed/installed over 500 projects since 1995. Jay has proved to have broken the mold that “those that can’t—teach.” This myth is what led Jay to teaching in the first place.
A quote from Jay is, “I feel that the best teachers are the ones that have gone through the life lessons of a profession and are willing to share the good and the bad with the student honestly, preparing them for future success and a lifelong career.”