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

Midwest Urban Farmers Summit

Join us for a mix of workshops, panels, presentations and a keynote along the tracks of, economic viability, productivity, equity, and policy relevant to growers. Plus a potluck and time to hang out and get to know our broader community!

Aquaponics Maker Lab @ Harold Washington Library

Join Plant Chicago's education team for an introduction to aquaponic growing (cultivating plants indoors using fish waste as fertilizer) at the Harold Washington Library Maker Lab.

Introduction to Aquaponics

Join Plant Chicago's CE Project Specialist Eric Weber for this introduction on this innovative way to grow 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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Closed Loop Forum Recap

Photo credit: Leah Kuhn Photography Plant Chicago held our second annual Closed Loop Forum Event…