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 is offering Summer and Fall Workshops in Aquaponics 101 at the Rebuilding Exchange! Check our our Classes and Workshops page for current classes.

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 ...

Farms

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 ...

Education

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

Summer Intern Blog Series, The Tale of Abrielle

Plant Chicago had the honor of hosting 8 incredible interns this summer. As a final project, each intern was asked to write a blog post on a topic of their choice. Without further ado, here is our second official intern blog, highlighting Abrielle’s heartwarming adventure into the world of closing waste loops. “We are not the […]

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Farmers Market Now Doubling Link Dollars

The Back of the Yards Community Market at The Plant, a program of Plant Chicago, NFP, is excited to announce it has received a grant which will allow the market to begin a double dollar matching program for customers shopping with Illinois Link (food stamp) cards. Starting on Saturday, August 22, for each dollar you […]

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Summer Intern Blog Series, The Gerry Files

Plant Chicago had the honor of hosting 8 incredible interns this summer. As a final project, each intern was asked to write a blog post on a topic of their choice. We are happy to unveil the first blog in our Summer Intern Blog Series, written by the ever-talented and kind, Geraldo Silva. Science Meets […]

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