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

Fall Harvest Dinner

Plant Chicago's annual fundraiser! Support our education, market, and research programming by eating delicious food, drinking locally crafted drinks, and having a down right good ‘ol time. What could be better?

Plant Chicago Holiday Farmers Market with Chicago Commons

Join Plant Chicago at Chicago Commons' Paulo Freire Family Center on Friday, December 13th for a pop up farmers market! Purchase goods from some of your favorite local vendors, join our scavenger hunt, and learn more about local circular economies. 

Introduction to Aquaponic Farming

Join Plant Chicago's Technology Coordinator Eric Weber for a primer on this exciting way to grow your own food! Learn the basics behind how aquaponic systems (raising fish + growing plants in water) work, tips for starting your own system, and why this method will be an integral part of future food sustainability!

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Dear Plant Chicago Supporter,   We are writing with some important news. In October, Plant…