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

Open Farm Hours

Come explore Plant Chicago's demonstration aquaponic farm! Learn more out Plant Chicago's research projects cultivate local circular economies.

Open Farm Hours

Come explore Plant Chicago's demonstration aquaponic farm! Learn more about indoor growing methods and how they relate to local circular economy practices.

Volunteer Orientation

Become a volunteer with Plant Chicago! Ongoing Saturday volunteer opportunities include working with our aquaponic system, outdoor garden, chickens, and farmers markets.

Kombucha Brewing 101

Participants will learn everything they need to know to start brewing this delicious, probiotic beverage at home. Everyone will go home with a SCOBY, starter liquid, and a Kombucha 101 recipe to jump start your home brewing.

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Native Pollinator Research

Introduction This summer, Plant Chicago worked with Lauren Lynch, an entomologist from the University of…