We are currently working on our new project: The Firehouse!
EXPANDING OUR REACH
Building on our history of adaptive and creative reuse, we’re turning this firehouse into a center for circular economy programming. When complete, The Firehouse will feature shared use indoor growing space for plants and fungi, indoor and outdoor classrooms, maker space, a teaching kitchen, in vessel composting, and community meeting/event space. It will also serve as a hyper local center to collect materials that don’t get recaptured in Chicago.
FIREHOUSE MARKET HOURS
Our retail space at the firehouse offers a variety of different products, from food and beverages to home and garden goods, all made locally and/or with circular economy principles in mind!
In addition to in-person shopping, you can now pre-order from our online store and pick up your order during open hours.
Thursday 2pm – 5pm
Friday 11am – 3pm
Saturday 11am – 3pm
PUBLIC WORKSHOPS + CLASSES
Plant Chicago hosts and facilitates a wide range of educational programs for the general public.
Our Aquaponics classes introduce participants to various aspects of designing, building, and maintaining aquaponics systems. The entire class series covers introductory aquaponics, lighting, plumbing, water chemistry, and system design.
Plant Chicago also teams up with various small businesses to offer workshops on local food and circular economy topics such as fermentation, seed starting, foraging, container gardening, vegan baking, renewable energy, and other DIY projects.
Home kitchen scraps & plant material
Turn your food waste into nutrient-dense compost for local farms! Bring your kitchen scraps to the marketplace during our open hours and we’ll send them off to a local composting facility.
See this guide from our composting partner, The Urban Canopy, for more details on what types of household organic materials you can drop off at our market.
Bring a houseplant cutting or two (or more!) to the Firehouse Market to swap it for a new houseplant friend. Don't have a cutting to spare? We're accepting pay-what-you-can donations for all houseplant cuttings.