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Free Spanish and English landscape class discusses lawn maintenance

Posted 4/18/2019

Man in yellow safety vest mowing a lawn

Cooperative Extension offers “Lawn Maintenance” April 24 as part of a series of free landscaping trainings in Spanish and English. Photo by Wendy Hanson Mazet, Cooperative Extension.

Classes to teach landscaping skills and solutions to common landscape problems

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering free landscaping trainings taught in both Spanish and English. The workshops are designed to enhance employability skills and increase job retention.

“These classes are designed to teach both new and experienced workers,” said Cooperative Extension Urban Integrated Pesticide Safety Program Assistant Melody Hefner. “Both English and Spanish speakers are welcome.”

The last two classes in the series will be 5:30-8:30 p.m., April 24 and May 1 at the Washoe County Cooperative Extension office, 4955 Energy Way in Reno. The April 24 class will cover lawn maintenance and the May 1 class will cover pruning techniques.

The trainings will also focus on improving English skills, meeting job expectations, paying attention to details, and practicing personal safety and worker protection. They are open to both public and private employers, and to the general public, with funding provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the department’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Participants will receive a certificate for each class taken.

Those interested in attending can register online or by calling 775-787-2000 (Spanish) or 775-336-0247 (English). Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance should call at least three days prior to the trainings they plan to attend.

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