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Getting information to Spanish-speaking audiences
Touch-screen IPM kiosk is now used in outreach to Spanish speakers. Photo by K. Windbiel-Rojas.

Getting information to Spanish-speaking audiences

IN BRIEF

  • UC IPM Kiosk now available in Spanish.
  • Kiosk ties to Spanish version of Quick Tip cards.
  • Both used in outreach to gardeners and training of Master Gardeners.

UC IPM is reaching out to give Spanish speakers easy access to the best home and garden pest management solutions. Viewers can use a new Español button on the popular touch-screen UC IPM kiosks to see management tips, diagnose problems, watch videos, and print and take home information for future reference—all in Spanish.

Twenty-two kiosks rotate among UC Master Gardener presentations, local libraries, retail nurseries and garden centers, zoos, county fairs, and other local community events. Locations are posted on the UC IPM Web site.

UC Cooperative Extension and Master Gardener programs are using the kiosk and Quick Tip pest cards to educate Spanish speakers in their communities about available information and resources. In San Diego, the kiosk and Quick Tips have been highlighted in a series of well-attended Spanish-language gardening workshops. In San Luis Obispo County, Spanish-speaking maintenance gardeners were introduced to the kiosk during classes covering IPM topics. Other Master Gardener programs, including those in Riverside and Yolo counties, are training new Spanish-speaking Master Gardeners to deliver these materials and other horticultural information to Latino audiences.

Funding for the translation of the UC IPM kiosk was provided by the Western Integrated Pest Management Center.

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