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PLANT CHICAGO:
CLOSED LOOP
OPEN SOURCE

Photography by David Belkin

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.

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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
  • Mar 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Plant Chicago, 4459 S Marshfield Ave, Chicago, IL 60609, USA
    Join Plant Chicago's Director of Operations, Eric Weber, for an introduction to this innovative way of growing your own food. Learn the basics behind how aquaponic systems work, tips for starting your own system, and why this method will be an integral part of future food sustainability!
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  • Mar 16, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Plant Chicago, 4459 S Marshfield Ave, Chicago, IL 60609, USA
    Join us inside The Firehouse for local and sustainable shopping and a swap for mixed media! Come drop off or swap your old Books, CDs, DVDs, LPs, VHS and Cassette tapes. More details to come!
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  • Apr 20, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Plant Chicago, 4459 S Marshfield Ave, Chicago, IL 60609, USA
    Join us inside The Firehouse for local and sustainable shopping! Celebrate Earth Day by bringing in your food scraps and take home some finished compost. More details to come!
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