Eating for 8 Billion

It is projected the world could reach 8 billion people by 2023 (UN, 2017). Our globalized agricultural system can, in theory, provide enough food for this amount of people, but at what cost? Plant Chicago’s dinner series, Eating for 8 Billion, will explore ways that those of living in so called ‘developed’ countries can be the agents of change in simple and delicious ways.

Join Plant Chicago on Sunday, April 14th for a dinner focused on how we can make the world better through food. Featuring a delicious meal prepared by Chef Abra Berens of Granor Farm and ingredients from fellow tenants of The Plant: Back Yard Fresh Farms, Back of the Yards Algae, Closed Loop Farms, Great American Cheese, No Denial Foods, Rumi Spice, Tuanis Chocolate and Whiner Beer. Composting services provided by Urban Canopy.


Jackfruit and rice with preserved green beans, tomatoes and Rumi Paella Spice

Kabul Spiced Butternut Squash with Backyard Fresh Farm Kale, Cauliflower, and Closed Loop Farms Microgreens

Dessert– Chocolate Curry Pudding with Spirulina Pepitas

The main event will take place in Whiner Beer Company’s taproom at The Plant from 1-3 pm. Regular ticket prices are $35, which will include the full meal and one drink ticket from Whiner Beer.

A behind the scenes pre-meal event will be from 12-1 pm, featuring an intimate discussion with Chef Abra Berens (Granor Farm) and Tyler Huggins (Emergy Labs), a tour of both Plant Chicago’s and Emergy Lab’s mycology projects, light food and beverages, in addition to the full lunch and one drink ticket included in the main event.

Select signed copies of Abra Berens new cook book “Ruffage” will also be available for purchase! For more information on the event, feel free to email us at, or call our office at (773) 847-5523.



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