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 and Fall Workshops in Aquaponics 101 at the Rebuilding Exchange! Check our our Classes and Workshops page for current classes.

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 ...

Annual Monster Truck Food Rally 8/8

Farmers Markets, Food Trucks, Volunteer Opportunities and Updates Plant Chicago is excited to announce our 4th Annual Monster Food Truck Rally! Join us at The Plant (1400 W 46th St) from 11am – 3pm for a day of live music, delicious food trucks and the Back of the Yards Community Market. What: Monster Food Truck […]

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June Newsletter

BOTY Community Market at The Plant Plant Chicago is excited to announce our official launch of the Back of the Yards Community Market at The Plant! We had an awesome turnout of almost 200 people this past Saturday. The market will continue every Saturday this summer from 11-2:00pm until September 5th, featuring tenants of The Plant as well as […]

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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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