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!
Join us for an exclusive up-close look at Plant Chicago’s indoor mushroom cultivation at The Plant on Saturday, March 22 from 3:30–4:30 following the regularly scheduled public tour. Plant Chicago grows a variety of mushrooms, including enoki, lion’s mane, and several different types of oyster mushrooms year-round at The Plant. This behind-the-scenes tour walks participants through the entire growing process, including parts of the building […]
Beginning Thursday, January 30th, we will no longer offer public tours at 2pm on Thursdays. Thursday public tours will resume on March 6, 2014 at 2pm, once springtime begins and our building starts to warm up again! We will continue to offer public tours every Saturday at 2pm. Tickets may be purchased onsite or in […]
Plant Chicago is excited to announce our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program starting this spring! We are still developing the program’s details, so please take a couple of minutes to respond to our short survey about what you’d like to see as a CSA shareholder. Take the survey here! As a CSA shareholder you will […]