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

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.

Introduction to Aquaponics

Come learn the basics of aquaponic farming with Plant Chicago’s Technology Coordinator, Eric Weber. This 2 hour lecture-style workshop will cover how aquaponics works, its benefits, types of growing systems and tips on how to build your own system.

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