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.

Salvage: an exhibit at The Plant

The exhibit’s opening reception will take place on June 21st, from 3:30 to 8:00 PM. For more information about the exhibit and opening event, visit the exhibit site.

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 ...

Plant Chicago’s Third Annual Food Truck Rally August 9th

    Plant Chicago is excited to announce our third annual Monster Food Truck Rally! This year’s Rally will take place at the Plant on August 9th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door (children under the age of 12 will be admitted for free).Join us […]

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The Plant’s volunteer program is taking a summer break

We love our volunteers! Volunteers continue to be a critical part of The Plant’s success, and we appreciate all of the hard work and dedication that has been put into the project. To continue to improve this great program, The Plant is taking a summer break! There will be no scheduled volunteer orientation sessions during the months of August […]

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New educational programs from Plant Chicago

In addition to our public and group tours and our classes and workshops, Plant Chicago is excited to announce three new educational offerings for educators, organizations, and individuals. Visit our Education page or email us at education@plantchicago.com to schedule one of the following programs. Classroom Visits: Schedule a session with a Plant Chicago staff member to bring The Plant Model  to […]

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