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

Introduction to Urban Foraging

What does urban foraging look like in Chicago? Join loveren collections for this fun, interactive plant ID walk to find out!

July Outdoor Market

Support your favorite local producers and enjoy local food, drinks, art, and music!

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Recent News

2018 Annual Report

2018 was in many ways a banner year for Plant Chicago. We started the year…