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

Thursday Evening Tour

Always wanted to come on a tour of The Plant but never able to make it on Saturdays? Join us for a Thursday evening tour!

Outdoor Market Opening Day

Help us celebrate the beginning of our 2017 outdoor market season with 20 local vendors and an art reuse workshop, cooking demo, and more.

Mosaic Reuse Workshop with Mosaico Arte

Join us for an afternoon of crafting and create your own 5"x7" mosaic using aluminum cans. Mosaic expert Norma Rio-Sierra will guide you through the process.

Harvest and Post-Harvest Handling | Métodos de cosecha y manejo de producto

In this session, participants will learn to determine when to harvest different crops and how to harvest different greens, herbs, and vegetables. Durante esta sesión, participantes aprenderán como determinar el tiempo adecuado para cosechar diferentes cultivos y como cosechar apropiadamente diferentes verduras, hierbas, y vegetales.

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