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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 13-14, 2014
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

Paper-based Registration

PDF Registration 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.

2014 Topics: (all classes are taught by native speakers)

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

March 13, 2014
Focus on Landscape Construction

  • How to read landscape plans and blueprints
  • Laser leveling and use of an instrument
  • Plant identification and layout
  • Proper installation of stone, plants, and sod

March 14, 2014
Focus on Landscape Best Practices

  • Safety: Practices, worksite, and equipment (or why women live longer than men)
  • Perennials and small shrub installation and care
  • Maximize employee productivity through efficient maintenance
  • Best technical practices in landscape maintenance

Premier Sponsor:

Industry Sponsor:

Expande Tus Conocimientos
March 13-14, 2014 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: Bernie Carranza, CLT, Christy Webber Landscapes
Board Advisor: Jose Garcia, Natural Creations Landscaping
Armando Actis
Eduardo Alonso, Lurvey's Landscape Supply
Marcos Ayala, Schmechtig Landscape Company
Maria Bahena
Julio Barrientos, Lurvey's Landscape Supply
Hernan Cortez, Midwest Trading
Carlos Puente-Martinez, CLT, Four Lakes Village
Catalino Mendoza, Midwest Groundcovers
Arturo Torres, CLT, Van Zelst, Inc.
Erika Walters, The Mulch Center

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