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

Interested Horticulture Industry business should complete the Business Owner Questionnaire. The survey will help ALI identify businesses interested in sponsoring a student.

The initial cohort class will begin employment no later than July, 2018. If needed, 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.

Academic classes begin September 2018. 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 2019 and January 2020, (Winter Session) students will attend classes 5 days per week, from January 5 to January 24.

Students completing the 2-year program will earn 39 college credits and a Certificate in Landscape Design and Installation from CCBC. All classes will be held at the Hunt Valley campus of CCBC. (Please note: The 2019 Spring semester will be held at the Dundalk campus.)