Plant Chicago leads public and private group workshops at The Plant, where visitors can see first-hand the incredible impact of a circular economy in action.
Not long ago, The Plant was an abandoned 93,500 square foot industrial space and pork processing facility.
Now it’s a collaborative collaborative community of food businesses looking to re-value their “waste”.
Learn more about Bubbly and The Plant here.
Plant Chicago offer hands-on workshops that delve deeper into the circular economy. During your visit, you’ll get hands-on experiences with some of Plant Chicago’s closed-loop tech demonstration projects, like an aquaponics farm and algae bioreactor. Challenge yourself to think critically about our current economic system and consumption!
tons of food waste will be diverted from landfills each year
Public Workshops are offered every Saturday and select Thursdays evenings year-round. (click button below to see upcoming Thursday evening events).
Public Workshops are open to all ages. Students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Public workshops can accommodate up to 30 participants, so make sure to purchase your tickets in advance!
Group Workshops can be arranged Tuesday – Thursday at 10 am and 2 pm, Friday at 2 pm, and Saturday at 10 am and 2 pm, given availability. For information on our K-12 education programs visit http://plantchicago.org/learning/.
Group Workshops are available for corporate groups, community organizations, university classes, and more. Challenge yourself and others to think critically about our current economic system and consumption! This team oriented workshop compares our current linear economic system with the circular economy through hands-on activities.
Plant Chicago’s Circular Economy Workshops last roughly 1 hour in length, and features our demonstration aquaponics farm, outdoor garden, chickens, and more. We’ll discuss the practices of the food businesses co-located with us inside The Plant as an example of the circular economy in action.
We can accommodate up to 40 attendees per workshop. All visits must be arranged at least 2 weeks in advance of your requested date.
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Students visitedThe Plant with Plant Chicago in 2017