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

June Farmers Market

Join Plant Chicago for our first outdoor market of the season!

Simple Preserving Methods with Baguette & Butter

The workshop will cover how to preserve produce without canning. Each participant will learn simple freezing, drying and curing methods that can both save money, eliminate processed foods which contain excess preservatives and artificial ingredients as well as food packaging.

Vegan Concha Workshop with The Chunky Scones

Join The Chunky Scones for their 2nd vegan baking workshop with Plant Chicago! The workshop will cover pointers for vegan baking and everything you need to know to make your own vegan conchas at home.

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