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!

Thanks again!

Thanks again to all who supported us at the Logan Square winter market this year. We will see you next year!

Living Foyer Funded!

The Bubbly Dynamics Kickstarter campaign to build a new entryway at The Plant has been successfully funded! Thanks for your support!

Welcome to The Plant

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!

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Plant Chicago is now a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization!

After many years and countless hours of hold music, we are happy to announce that Plant Chicago, NFP has received official 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the IRS. This is a huge step forward for the organization, congratulations! Plant Chicago would like to send a huge thanks to Resource Center—especially Kenn Dunn and David Glover—for providing […]

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Help Plant Chicago With Your Vote

Plant Chicago, NFP is currently in the running for a $20,000 grant opportunity through Seeds of Change, and needs your help to win! Cast your vote once per day now through April 21, and you can help Plant Chicago get to the final judges round. Place your vote for Plant Chicago here! Proceeds from this […]

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Plant Chicago Incubates Its First Food Business

We are happy to officially welcome Nick Greens to The Plant! After just over a year of business incubation and support from generous donors, Plant Chicago’s microgreens farm has officially spun off into its own business. Starting in December 2012 with a grant from the Reinhardt and Shirley Jahn Foundation, Plant Chicago started build-out of […]

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