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Plant Chicago will have aquaponically grown seedlings and starters available for all you urban gardeners out there! 

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

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 ...

Announcing Sproutin’ About Spring Fundraiser

Plant Chicago is Pleased to Announce “Sproutin’ About” our Annual Fundraiser We’ve survived the winter and we’re looking to celebrate! Come on out for our Spring Fundraiser, “Sproutin’ About” and support our growing organization by drinking brews and eating delicious food (Sponsored by Fig catering). Enjoy live music, tiny sandwiches, an auction, a raffle and […]

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March Market

We had an awesome turn out for this past weekend’s Monthly Market at The Plant. The final attendee number was a whopping 299!  The day was full of excitement, bustling crowds, cheese samples and shrimp galore. Most of our vendors sold out of products by the end of the day. Follow along in our photo journey […]

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February Newsletter

Plant Chicago’s February Newsletter We’ve almost successfully made it out of winter alive! Here at Plant Chicago we have been keeping extremely busy through the winter months. Everything seems to be growing — our staff, Auxiliary Board,  our work load (!) and of course — plants! Read on for more updates on upcoming events, volunteering, exciting […]

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