The Plant is a a new kind of organization in a very old building. We’re working to show what truly sustainable food production and economic development looks like by farming inside an old meatpacking facility, incubating small craft food businesses, brewing beer and kombucha, and doing it all using only renewable energy that we make onsite. By connecting outputs of one business to the inputs of another, we are harnessing value from materials that most people would throw away. Feel free to take a look around: get a general overview of The Plant and learn more from our FAQ, or come by for a tour or to volunteer. We’re glad you’re here!
If you’ve taken a tour at The Plant recently, there is a good chance it was given by Shelby, our new Program Manager. Shelby volunteered for us the last year working on the design and plan for our upcoming shared kitchen, as well as giving lots of tours, and we are excited to add him [...]
We are excited to announce The Plant will be hosting the Midwest Urban Farmers Summit on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10. All details for the event can be found below or at the website http://midwesturbanfarmers.org/ ———————————————————————————————————– It’s an exciting time for urban farming in Chicago. A string of new projects and opportunities, not [...]
Please note that to better accomodate public interest, we are changing public tour schedule. Beginning on Friday, February 1, 2013, the weekly schedule will be as follows: Thursday, 2pm Friday, 3pm (not 2pm) Saturday, 2pm Through Thursday, January 31, 2013, the public tour schedule will remain the same: Monday, 2pm Thursday, 2pm Saturday, 2pm For [...]