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

Circular Economy Workshop: Facilitator Training

Interested in learning more about the circular economy? Want to work on your public speaking skills? Plant Chicago is looking to train a pack of circular economy experts to help guide and facilitate our new circular economy workshops! 

Trash Magnets and Other Ways to Make Friends

Struggling for reuse-gift ideas for all those pesky spring birthdays? Join Plant Chicago Education Manager Kassie Hinrichsen, for this once in a lifetime crafting opportunity! Learn how to make exciting crafts from reused and found materials!

Indoor Farmers Market

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

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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Recent News

Plant Chicago is Hiring!

Plant Chicago is looking for a temporary, part-time Market Coordinator to run our farmers market…