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 practices!
In addition to in-person shopping, you can now pre-order from our online store and pick up your order during open hours. We also have swap opportunities for plants, puzzles and books!
Thursday 2pm – 5pm
Friday 11am – 5pm
Saturday 11am – 5pm
PUBLIC WORKSHOPS + CLASSES
Plant Chicago hosts and facilitates a wide range of educational programs for the general public, such as aquaponics, fermentation, seed starting, foraging, container gardening, vegan baking, renewable energy, composting, DIY projects, and more
We also host a variety of events to cultivate local circular systems, from farmers markets to swap events!
Home kitchen scraps & plant material
Bring your kitchen scraps to the marketplace during our open hours and we’ll send them off to a local composting facility to be turned into nutrient-dense compost for local farms. See this guide from our composting partner for details on what types of household organic materials you can drop off.
Don't throw out those AAs! Bring them to us and we will send them to a recycling facility.
Bring a houseplant cutting or two 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.
Drop off the one you just finished and swap for another.
Our Little Free Library accepts free books all of the time! Leave a book and take a book!