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

Natural Indigo Dye Workshop

Interested in the fascinating history of Indigo? Have a desire for an immersive experience with this enchanting color? Join Yumuko Workshop at Plant Chicago for a Natural Indigo Dye Workshop!

Closed Loop Food Fest

Join Plant Chicago for our annual summer celebration of delicious food, excellent music, and (of course) closing waste loops!

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.

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