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 Winter Workshops in Aquaponics 101 at 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 ...

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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Looking Back, Looking Ahead…

Plant Chicago Auxiliary Board recently concluded our inaugural 2014 year. Through trial and error (and the extraordinary patience of Plant Chicago staff!), the Auxiliary Board established our goals of fundraising, volunteer engagement, and community outreach in support of Plant Chicago while defining how we fit into the broader Plant family. With a lean team we […]

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February Monthly Market

 Market at The Plant was a great success! Read on for more details… This past Saturday was our second official Monthly Market hosted at The Plant. February’s Market featured several permanent tenants of The Plant including Greens and Gills, The Urban Canopy, Arize Kombucha, Plant Chicago, Pleasant House Bakery, The Salty Prawn and Great American […]

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