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Upcoming Events

Open Farm Hours

Come explore Plant Chicago's demonstration aquaponic farm! Learn more about indoor growing methods and how they relate to local circular economy practices.

DegrowUS Gathering

From September 28-30, 2018, DegrowUS will hold the United States’ first gathering of degrowth advocates in Chicago, IL. DegrowUS will be using Plant Chicago's classroom to combine the concepts of degrowth and circular economies through a spiral economy workshop.

Open Farm Hours

Come explore Plant Chicago's demonstration aquaponic farm! Learn more about indoor growing methods and how they relate to local circular economy practices.

Volunteer Orientation

Become a volunteer with Plant Chicago! Ongoing Saturday volunteer opportunities include working with our aquaponic system, outdoor garden, chickens, and farmers markets.

Farmers Market

Join Plant Chicago for our first indoor farmers market of the season.

Kombucha Brewing 101

Join Matt Lancor, Founder and Brewer of Kombuchade (fellow tenant of The Plant) for this 1.5-hour workshop on kombucha brewing!

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 for circular economy experts to help guide and facilitate our new circular economy workshops! 

Aquaponic Farm Training

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

Advanced Aquaponics: Biology & Chemistry

Continuing with the basics learned in Intro to Aquaponics, this advanced class delves deeper into the biological and chemical processes involved in creating a healthy aquaponic system. General admission tickets are $35. Discount offered to Back of the Yards/New City residents (60609 zipcode). Please email info@plantchicago.org for the promo code.

Circular Economy for Buisness

In partnership with Chicago Design Week, Plant Chicago and 57st Design will be hosting a panel discussion addressing this years theme, "The Evolving State of Design."

Harvest Dinner

Join Plant Chicago for our annual fundraiser and Harvest Dinner. Support Plant Chicago programming, eat delicious food, and drink local cocktails.

Citizens Utility Board Clean Energy Dialogue

As we continue to develop clean energy policy proposals, Citizens Utility Board want to hear from you about your priorities, concerns, and needs related to the environment, energy and the economy!

Introduction to Aquaponics

Come learn the basics of aquaponic farming with Plant Chicago’s Technology Coordinator, Eric Weber. Learn about how aquaponics works, the benefits, and tips on how to build your own system.