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.

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 ...

A Fiesta, A Farmers Market, and a Senator Visit….All in One Place?!

Plant Chicago was busy this past week with the launch of the new Back of the Yards Community Market at The Plant! We had an awesome turnout of almost 200 people. The market will continue every Saturday this summer from 11-3:30pm until September 5th. See our vendor details here. -The Fiesta!- Along with a successful farmers […]

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Sproutin’ About Recap + Neighborhood Clean-Up

The Sproutin’ About spring fundraiser was a glorious success! Jammin’ bands, scrumptious food, titillating refreshments, a roof deck with an unbeatable view, more raffle and auction items than you can shake an organically grown stick at, and the only thing more awesome than the weather was the support of so many fine and admirable attendees! […]

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Plant Chicago Spring Fundraiser

Now that spring has finally sprung,  Plant Chicago is excited to celebrate with 250 of our closest friends at our spring fundraiser, Sproutin’ About! Fresh, Local Snacks and Drinks: We will have appetizers featuring ingredients grown or produced at the Plant, catered by our friends at FIG Catering. And of course beer donated by the […]

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