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

Last Indoor Farmers Market

Join us for another market day filled with delicious, local food and handmade goods. Highlights include tours of The Plant, mushroom growing and aquaponics workshops, and a spring produce cooking demonstration!

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.

Intro to Mushroom Growing

Learn the basics of growing mushrooms indoors and what species and techniques would work best in your home!

Volunteer Orientation

Ongoing volunteer opportunities include aquaponic farm maintenance, mushroom fruiting chamber harvest/cleaning, farmers market setup/take down, giving tours, community outreach and assistance with our educational programming.

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