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

Circular Economy Workshop: Facilitator Training

Interested in learning more about the circular economy? Want to work on your public speaking skills? We're looking to train a pack of circular economy experts to help guide and facilitate these workshops!

Aquaponic Farm Training

Are you a Plant Chicago volunteer who has already attended a volunteer orientation? Are you interested in learning how to grow aquaponically?

Closed Loop Forum & Fest

Plant Chicagoʼs Closed Loop Forum & Fest 2018 is focused on cultivating local circular economies. Discussions, workshops, live music, local food and drink.

Advanced Aquaponics: Lighting

Learn how photosynthesis allows plants to turn light into tasty food. Explore what light actually is, and how it’s important to the health of your plants. Learn why so many LED grow lights are purple (and why you shouldn't buy them). Topics include photosynthesis, properties of light and lighting technologies. No tickets will be shipped! Check in at the farmers market the day of the class. Feel free to reach out with any questions at eric@plantchicago.org.

See more

Recent News