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Latino Relations Group and Spanish Language Education

The Mission of the ILCA Latino Relations Group is to offer opportunities to improve the skills and knowledge of Hispanic and non-Hispanic members and their employees through timely and interesting programs.

ILCA Solicitud de Membresia (ILCA Membership Application in Spanish. This is for NEW members. Current ILCA members do not need to complete the application to be part of the Latino Relations Group)

Calendar of Events:

Event & Date

Expande Tus Conocimientos
(Spanish Seminar - Technical training for spanish-speaking landscape professionals

March 17-18, 2016
8am - 3:30pm (each day)


  • Professional (Contractor) Rate: $90 (per day) $180 (both days)
  • Government/Agency Rate: $95 (per day) $190 (both days)

Online Registration Form

PDF Registration Form - English

PDF Registration Form - Spanish

Sponsorship Form


The Lodge at Four Lakes Village (the event will be in the clubhouse attached to The Lodge bar and grill.

5750 Lakeside Drive
Lisle, IL 60532

Link:Four Lakes Village



ILCA's two-day seminar taught entirely in Spanish.

2016 Topics: (all classes are taught by native speakers)

See the paper-based registration form for more detailed session descriptions.

March 17, 2016
Focus on Maintenance

  • Seasonal safety lecture with a refresher on chemical safety
  • Plant & weed identification
  • The right fertilizers for the right site conditions
  • Pesticides and weed prevention

March 18, 2016
Construction and Project Management

  • Operations and Safety Seminar for Mowers (Zero-turn, Walk-behind & Push Mowers)
  • Working with new products: examine new products and trends with a focus on new plants, brick and stonework, and new tools
  • Field training on plan reading
  • Proper Usage of a Laser Instrument




Expande Tus Conocimientos
March 17-18, 2016 Spanish Seminar

Four Lakes Village
5750 Lakeside Drive
Lisle, IL 60532

(The event will be held in the clubhouse attached to The Lodge bar and grill)

Committee Contacts:

Chair: Maria Bahena
Board Advisor: Jose Garcia, Natural Creations Landscaping
Armando Actis, SMC Corporation of America
Eduardo Alonso, Lurvey's Landscape Supply
Marcos Ayala, Schmechtig Landscape Company

Bernie Carranza, CLT, Premier Services
Julio Barrientos, Lurvey's Landscape Supply
Hernan Cortez, Kaknes Landscape Supply
Carlos Puente-Martinez, CLT, Four Lakes Village
Catalino Mendoza, Midwest Groundcovers
Erika Walters, The Mulch Center
Joe Villa, Haggerty Auto Group

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