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.
OUR PROGRAMS
We coordinate a variety of field trip programs about the science and social value behind our work. Our lab topics include: Aquaponics, Circular Economy, Life Cycle of a Salad, Native Pollinators, and Vermicomposting.
Plant Chicago's Local Circular Economy Leaders Network is a support network for small businesses interested in working with and learning from each other to co-create and cultivate a local circular economy in Chicago.
Our farmers market engages and strengthens the community with locally grown and locally sold produce. Activities include a kids table, cooking demonstrations and tastings,  workshops, and food scrap drop-off.
Plant Chicago is partnering with The Urban Canopy to distribute Local Produce Boxes to our neighbors on the southwest side. Our office in Back of the Yards is a pick up site for Link card holders to pick up boxes of produce, bread, and eggs!
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CLOSED LOOP,

OPEN SOURCE

Photography by David Belkin

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We’re working to make our cities healthier and more efficient by developing and sharing the most innovative methods for sustainable food production, energy conservation and material reuse.

FEATURED EVENTS
  • Introduction to Aquaponics
    Introduction to Aquaponics
    Virtual Class
    Jul 17, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
    Virtual Class
    Come learn the ins and outs of growing fish and plants together in your own home.
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  • Create Your Own Vegan Pizza!
    Create Your Own Vegan Pizza!
    Plant Chicago
    Jul 17, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Plant Chicago, 4459 S Marshfield Ave, Chicago, IL 60609, USA
    Learn how to cook your own vegan pizza with Chef Oscar from The Chunky Scone!
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  • Create Your Own Vegan Pizza!
    Create Your Own Vegan Pizza!
    Plant Chicago
    Jul 24, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Plant Chicago, 4459 S Marshfield Ave, Chicago, IL 60609, USA
    Learn how to cook your own vegan pizza with Chef Oscar from The Chunky Scone!
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  • Farmers Market Opening Day
    Farmers Market Opening Day
    Chicago
    Jun 05, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Chicago, 4459 S Marshfield Ave, Chicago, IL 60609, USA
    Plant Chicago is kicking off its farmers market season at Davis Square Park (45th and Marshfield) on Saturday, June 5, 11am-3pm. Vendors will include Back of the Yards Coffee, Bee-utiful Bees Honey & Candles, Bridge & Bloom Farms, Cedillo's Fresh Produce, Chicago Bread Club, & more!
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  • Multi-Drive Swap with Chicago Green Theatre Alliance
    Multi-Drive Swap with Chicago Green Theatre Alliance
    Plant Chicago
    Jun 05, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Plant Chicago, 4459 S Marshfield Ave, Chicago, IL 60609, USA
    Join Chicago Green Theatre Alliance and Plant Chicago on this multi-item collection and swap event!
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  • Roundtable Talks: Local Food Access and Food Sovereignty
    Roundtable Talks: Local Food Access and Food Sovereignty
    Zoom
    May 20, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    Learn how you can support local food growers and how food access is an essential part of achieving food sovereignty and combating climate change.
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