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Free Spanish and English landscape class discusses safe use of pesticides

Posted 3/22/2018

Person using a pesticide spray bottle on flowers

Cooperative Extension offers “Using pesticides safely” March 28 as part of a series of free landscaping trainings in Spanish and English. Photo by Cooperative Extension.

Cooperative Extension classes teach landscaping skills and solutions to common landscape problems

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering free landscaping trainings in both Spanish and English for new and experienced landscapers. The workshops offer solutions to common landscape problems and practical skills for landscapers and others in the green industry.

The last workshop this spring, “Using pesticides safely,” will be offered 5:30 — 8:30 p.m., March 28, at the Clark County Cooperative Extension office, 8050 Paradise Road, Suite 100, in Las Vegas.

“These classes are a good opportunity for people in the horticulture field to add to their knowledge base,” said Cooperative Extension Horticulture Specialist M.L. Robinson, who teaches some of the classes. “Many employers even offer incentives to encourage employees to take these classes.”

Participants receive certificates after attending the classes, which also include materials focusing on improving English and math skills, meeting job expectations, paying attention to details, and practicing safety and worker protection. They are open to both public and private employers, and to the general public. The workshops are funded by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service through the Nevada Division of Forestry.

Those interested in attending can register by calling 702-275-5580 (Spanish) or 702-257-5522 (English and Spanish). Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance should call at least three days prior to the trainings they intend to attend.

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