Lawn mowing clinic offers tips, training for youth
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020Lawn mowing can provide summer income for teens and youth.
WICHITA — Two sessions of the Youth Lawn Mowing Clinic will be held at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center at 21st and Ridge Road in Wichita on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020. The first clinic will be held from 9:20 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and the second clinic will be from 1:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. The clinics are designed to assist youth in learning the basics of safely running a lawn mowing business and earning summer income.
Information presented will acquaint youth with the different types of lawn grasses that grow in our area and how to properly care for each type. In addition, the training will familiarize youth with knowledge of lawn mower safety, lawn mower maintenance, and the business skills necessary in order to run their own successful lawn mowing business.
The cost is $10.00 for advanced registration up to March 4th or $15.00 after that date. Space is limited so please register early, as classes do fill up. Register online at www.sedgwick.ksu.edu/events.
Who should attend: Any youth in grades 5-9 who wants to learn a way to earn summer income or gain lawn mower safety knowledge.
Two sessions will be offered:
- The morning session will run from 9:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; Check-in starts at 9:00 a.m.
- The afternoon session will run from 1:20-3:30 p.m.; Check-in starts at 1:00 p.m.
Each session will cover:
Types of Lawn Grasses & Their Proper Care
Safe Use of Lawn Mowers
Lawn Mower Maintenance
Lawn Mowing Business Practices
Graduation: While attending the clinic, each youth will receive a lawn care information packet and business cards. At the conclusion of each clinic, a short graduation ceremony will be held and each participant will receive a certificate of completion. In addition, each graduate will also be awarded a $10 scholarship upon completion of the clinic, thanks to the generosity of Shaun and Ashley Weaver.
Register online at www.sedgwick.ksu.edu/events. The early registration deadline is March 4, 2020. For youth who register early, the scholarships will cover the cost of registration.
For more information, call 316-660-0100.