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 […]

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Food Truck Rally 2014

Plant Chicago’s third annual Monster Food Truck Rally was a day of great food, music, and fun! With tours of The Plant, treats from several of Chicago’s favorite food trucks and vendors of The Plant, and live music, there was plenty to see and do. Thanks to everyone who attended and made the day’s events […]

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Preserving the Harvest Workshop

Enjoy your favorite fruits and vegetables year round by preserving the season’s harvest! Learn the basics of preservation from the farmers at Patchwork Farms, including canning, fermenting, and freezing. Preserving the Harvest workshop participants will gain an understanding of the range of products that can be preserved, as well as the best methods for different […]

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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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