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

Indoor Farmers Market and Seed Swap

Believe it or not, spring is on the way! Start preparing with some delicious food, nutritious produce, and a seed swap.

License 2 Chill

Cold got you down? It’s time to celebrate with art, live music, turkey legs, and beer!

Advanced Aquaponics: Build Class

Prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry, Lighting, and Plumbing and System Design. Build an aquaponic system with Plant Chicago staff!

Spring Volunteer Orientation

Get oriented to become a volunteer with Plant Chicago! Help maintain our aquaponic system, set up and run the Farmers Market and assist with educational programming.

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