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

Education Intern: Assist with educational programming, including tours and workshops. Projects may include developing or updating curricula.

Contact kassandra@plantchicago.org

Indoor Farm Tech: Maintain various indoor farm operations, including aquaponics and mushroom labs.

Contact eric@plantchicago.org.

For more information on intern applications, see here.