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

Nourishing Medicinal Perennial Plants

A Hands on Workshop for the Changing Seasons. As the seasons slowly start to shift it's time to prepare our bodies and perennial plants allies for fall and winter enjoyment!

September Farmers Market

Located in the backyard of The Plant, our market features local food and drink from tenants of The Plant and other neighborhood vendors.

Volunteer Orientation

Become a volunteer with Plant Chicago! Ongoing Saturday volunteer opportunities include working with our aquaponic system, outdoor garden, chickens, and farmers markets.

Advanced Aquaponics: Biology & Chemistry

Continuing with the basics learned in Intro to Aquaponics, this advanced class delves deeper into the biological and chemical processes involved in creating a healthy aquaponic system. Topics covered include the nitrogen cycle, pH and alkalinity, water testing procedures, fish anatomy and basic botany. No tickets will be shipped! Check in at the farmers market the day of the class. Please email eric@plantchicago.org with any questions.

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