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 Link Produce Boxes to our neighbors on the southwest side. Our office in Back of the Yards will be 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

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
  • Virtual After-School Program: Firehouse Tour and Circular Economy 101
    Virtual Event
    Mar 09, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Virtual Event
    Plant Chicago will take you on a virtual tour of the firehouse and teach you the basics of circular economy!
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  • Introduction to Aquaponics
    Virtual Class
    Mar 20, 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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  • Intro to Backyard Beekeeping
    Virtual Class
    Feb 27, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST
    Virtual Class
    Learn the basics of backyard beekeeping with instructor Oscar Villa of Bee-utiful Honey & Candles!
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  • Native Bee Nest Box Workshop
    Online Class
    Mar 27, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Online Class
    Learn how to identify and support native bees + build your own nest box during this virtual class with entomologist Brittany Buckles!
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4459 S. Marshfield Ave

Chicago IL 60609

773.847.5523

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