Industry Partners

All program scholarships and management expenses are made possible through generous donations from individuals, businesses, organizations and grants. Industry businesses are also encouraged to contribute to the scholarship program. As members of the Horticulture Industry it is important to contribute to the effort that encourages, mentors and educates entry level employment and training, sustaining your industry for future growth.

All contributions are welcome and are truly appreciated. Contributions can be made to the American Landscape Institute (ALI) online by clicking here or by mailing a check to ALI, P.O. Box 52, Monkton, MD 21111, or by contacting ALI at

Note: ALI is a 501c3 non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Business Participation

If your company is interested in sponsoring a student, please take a few minutes to complete the Business Owner Questionnaire.

Our 4th cohort students must begin working for a landscape or nursery company no later than July 2020. If an applicant is already employed by a landscaper or a nursery, they can remain with that company is willing to participate in the ALI Program.

ALI will help match an applicant student with a participating company, by arranging job interviews. The initial period of employment allows time for the student to determine that they are committed to the program and time for employers to determine that the student has the aptitude, interest, and dedication to continue with the program.

Horticulture classes begin the end of August 2020. Students will attend a full day of classes every Friday at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in Hunt Valley, MD, for 7 semesters. January 2021 and January 2022, (Winter Session) students will attend classes 4 days per week, for 3 weeks.

Students completing the 2-year program will earn 39 college credits and a Certificate in Landscape Installation, Maintenance, and Design from CCBC. All classes will be held at the Hunt Valley campus of CCBC. (Please note: The 2021 Spring semester will be held at the Dundalk campus.)