Latino viticulture program to begin
Registration is open for the Latino Agricultural Education Program for Viticulture that starts in November and runs through April. The program, in its fifth year, is a unique partnership between the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers and Wenatchee and Yakima community colleges. Wenatchee instructors Leo Garcia and Francisco Sarmiento travel weekly to teach the courses at Yakima Valley Community College’s Grandview campus.
Course curriculum includes Washington State’s viticulture history, plant physiology, vineyard establishment, soils, nutrition, irrigation, personnel management, vineyard economics, harvest, canopy management, applied English and math, and computer skills. The class uses field trips and hands on experiences to help teach the subjects.
Tuition is free but $250 per person is requested to cover field trips, books, and expenses. To register for the class, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509-782-8234.