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

1st of the Month Mercado | Farmers Market

Join us this Saturday during our farmers market between 10-2 pm to celebrate the first of the month with some pan dulce, coffee, and brews from Whiner Beer Company!

Summer Volunteer Orientation

Join Plant Chicago for our summer orientation to become a volunteer! We offer various volunteer opportunities Saturdays from 10 am - 5 pm.

Advanced Aquaponics - Lighting

Learn how photosynthesis allows plants to turn light into tasty food. Explore what light is, how it’s important and the best ways to produce light for your plants.

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