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Free Spanish and English landscape class discusses pruning techniques

Posted 4/25/2019

hands pruning a tree using red hand pruners

Cooperative Extension offers “Pruning Techniques” May 1 as part of a series of free landscaping trainings in Spanish and English. Photo by Trenton Mazet.

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. The last class in this series will be 5:30-8:30 p.m., May 1, at the Cooperative Extension office at 4955 Energy Way in Reno.

The topic for the class is pruning techniques, and the class will also focus on improving English skills, meeting job expectations, paying attention to details, and practicing personal safety and worker protection. The class is 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.

“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.”

Those interested in attending can register online at the workshop’s registration page, 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 training.

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