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

February Indoor Farmers Market

Join your favorite local producers for Plant Chicago's indoor farmers market! Featuring a cooking demonstration at 12:30pm and Aquaponic Farm Open Hours from 12pm to 2pm.

Nourishing Winter: Foraged Medicinal Soup for the Soul Workshop

The winter months can seem long and dreary, but that's nothing a hot bowl of soup can't fix! Learn how to make bone broth and a vegan broth substitution incorporating foraged medicinal dried herbs from seasons past and overlooked winter delights.

Introduction to Aquaponic Farming

Join Plant Chicago's Technology Coordinator Eric Weber for a primer on this exciting way to grow your own food!

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