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Free landscape trainings offered in Spanish and English

Posted 9/4/2019

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Cooperative Extension offers “Pruning: Palms and Shrubs” Sept. 18 as part of a series of free landscaping trainings in Spanish and English. Photo by Trenton Mazet.

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. This year’s classes occur during Hispanic Heritage Month, which is Sept. 15-Oct. 9.

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

The workshops will be offered 5:30-8:30 p.m., every Wednesday, Sept. 18-Oct. 9, at the Extension office at 8050 Paradise Road, Suite 100, in Las Vegas. Topics include:

  • Sept. 18: Pruning: Palms and Shrubs
  • Sept. 25: Planting and Watering
  • Oct. 2: Plant Selection
  • Oct. 9: Using Pesticides Safely

Participants will receive a certificate for each class taken. The trainings will 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 U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service through the Nevada Division of Forestry.

Those interested in attending can register by Sept. 17 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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