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

Tour Guide Training

Become a Plant Chicago tour guide! We give tours of The Plant, as an example of the circular economy in action. The tours attract people from far and wide - from across the globe to our neighbors right here in Back of the Yards.

Farm Volunteer Training

Are you a Plant Chicago volunteer who has already attended a volunteer orientation? Are you interested in learning how to grow aquaponically? Join us!

Indoor Farmers Market

Join Plant Chicago and all your favorite vendors for our indoor farmers market.

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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