Welcome to The Plant

The Plant is a new kind of organization in a very old building. It’s part vertical farm, part food-business incubator, part research and education space – and it will be entirely off the grid. Take a look around to learn more about what we’re doing – and welcome!

Workshops at The Plant

Plant Chicago’s Summer Workshop Series includes sessions on aquaponics, composting and more! Check our our Classes and Workshops page for current offerings.

Living Foyer Funded!

The Bubbly Dynamics Kickstarter campaign to build a new entryway at The Plant has been successfully funded! Thanks for your support!

The Building

The Plant is located in a 93,500 square foot former pork packing ...


The Plant is home to several different farm businesses that are part ...

Business Incubator

The Plant is a center for start-up for existing food producing businesses ...


The Plant demonstrates the many ways in which food production in an ...

January 2015 Newsletter

Interested in getting some updates from Plant Chicago and The Plant? Take a gander at our January 2015 Newsletter and learn more about what’s happening at The Plant. Winter is now upon us here at Plant Chicago! It may be cold out, but we’re still planting. We have so much to be excited about in […]

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Bubbly Creek Barrel Brawl

As the cold weather sets in, it becomes increasingly important to stay warm and hydrated. That being said,  The Plant will be opening its doors on Saturday, December 13th from 2-6 pm to try and tackle some of  these seasonal problems. The Homebrewers Pride of the Southside and Bubbly Dynamics LLC present… The Bubbly Creek […]

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Preserving the Harvest Workshop

Enjoy your favorite fruits and vegetables year round by preserving the season’s harvest! Learn the basics of preservation from the farmers at Patchwork Farms, including canning, fermenting, and freezing. Preserving the Harvest workshop participants will gain an understanding of the range of products that can be preserved, as well as the best methods for different […]

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