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

Plant Chicago Farmers Market

The only farmers market in Chicago where you’ll find small batch coffee, gourmet mushrooms, kombucha, naturally leavened bread and fresh greens being sold in the same space they’re produced. Visit us and support your local producers every Saturday this summer!

Introduction to Aquaponics

Come learn the basic principles that make aquaponics work, plus an overview of the types of aquaponic systems and the fish and plants you can grow in them.

Closed Loop Food Fest 2016

Join Plant Chicago and your favorite local food vendors, musicians, and closed loop producers for a fun and delicious afternoon at The Plant!

Volunteer Orientation

We offer various volunteer opportunities Saturdays from 10 am - 5 pm. This summer, we'll be working on making our soil healthier, rehabilitating our chicken coop and creating a community garden area.

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