Every donation makes a difference.

A gift to Plant Chicago is an investment in our community.

With your support, we can feed our volunteers, launch new research projects, sponsor local student interns and promote a healthier, more sustainable Chicago.

Just $10 funds a free tour for a Back of the Yards resident. $100 funds a field trip for a CPS classroom. Whatever the size of your gift, every dollar goes directly toward our technology demonstration, education and community outreach programs.

Plant Chicago is a registered 501(c)3 organization; all donations are tax-deductible.

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funds a free tour for a Back of the Yards resident


We love our volunteers!

We’re always looking for helping hands on a variety of projects, from leading tours and tending chickens to community outreach.

Interested? Join us at our next volunteer orientation.


Pre-oriented volunteers are welcome on Saturdays for the following shifts:

10am–5pm (lunch included)

For groups of five or more interested in volunteering, email us to see what upcoming projects you can help out with.


An internship with Plant Chicago is a one-of-a-kind experience.
In addition to working closely with our small staff and volunteers, our interns also complete a closed-loop project of their own design.
Internships last 8–12 weeks. Though unpaid, they may be completed for school credit.

Current Availability


We are no longer accepting applications for our summer internship period. Please stay tuned for more information in the fall!

Email us at info@plantchicago.org with any questions.