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 supporting this important effort are welcome at all times and truly appreciated. Contributions can be made to the American Landscape Institute (ALI) online by clicking here or by mailing a check to ALI, 21301 Dunk Freeland Rd., Freeland, MD. 21120, or by contacting ALI at

Note: ALI recently applied for, but has not yet received the Federal 501c3 non-profit organization designation. While all contributions at this time are essential and very much appreciated they are not eligible as a tax-deductible contribution to a 501c3 non-profit. Donors will be notified when the organization is awarded Federal non-profit authorization.

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, 2017. 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 Friday September 1, 2017. Students will attend a full day of classes every Friday at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), for 7 semesters. Students will also attend field trips/workshops two Saturdays per semester. January 2018 and January 2019, (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.)