What We Believe

Waste is an opportunity.

The best natural resource is the one that has already been extracted. Our work begins where others’ consumption ends, where energy would be otherwise lost to landfills or abandoned.

Innovation is imperative.

We can and will cultivate healthier, more sustainable cities by continuously and creatively disrupting old processes.

Together, people are strong.

Lasting, collaborative partnerships are key to creating environments where individuals, organizations and communities flourish.

Results demand action.

Action is the most effective stimulus for progress. We promote a hands-on approach to research, development and education.

Knowledge is power.

Access to information is essential for driving change. At Plant Chicago, we are committed to open-source distribution of knowledge.

Upcoming Events

Kombucha Brewing Workshop with Kombuchade

Join Matt Lancor, Founder and Brewer of Kombuchade for this 1.5-hour workshop on kombucha brewing! This workshop will cover everything you need to know to start brewing this delicious, probiotic beverage at home. Participants will also go home with a kombucha starter kit.

Volunteer Orientation

We offer various volunteer opportunities Saturdays from 10 am - 4 pm. This winter, we'll be building soil out in the yard using spent grain and other composting methods, tending to the chickens, shaping our outdoor hugel garden, cleaning and maintaining our aquaponic system, and continuing our indoor farmers market season.

Indoor Farmers Market

Join Plant Chicago and all your favorite vendors for our indoor farmers market.

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