Classes and Workshops

Plant Chicago offers a variety of classes and workshops throughout the year in mycology, aquaponics, and outdoor farming, so check back often to see what’s happening!

 

Current Offerings

 

transPLANTsSummer Crops Seed Starting

Location: The Plant, 1400 W 46th St, Chicago, IL 60609
Date: Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)
Price: $25

Grow your own produce from seed this season – get ready for summer by starting your own tomato, pepper, and cucumber seeds! Plant Chicago’s Seed Starting workshop will cover the basics of seed starting for summer season crops.  Participants will learn how to save money and get the satisfaction of growing your organic garden from the ground up. The session will cover proper timing, container options, troubleshooting tips for when things go awry.

Workshop topics will include:

-starting dates
-container format
-soil mix
-creating ideal conditions
-troubleshooting

container gardeningContainer Gardening

Location: The Plant, 1400 W 46th St, Chicago, IL 60609
Date: Saturday, May 17th, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)
Price: $40 (includes $15 materials fee)

Have you wanted to start your own garden but have only a balcony, patio, rooftop or a non-permanent space for growing? Learn how to make the most out of limited space and limited time by growing your garden in self watering planters. Participants will build their own self watering planter while learning tips and techniques to maximize yields in small urban growing areas. The cost of this class includes materials for the construction of the self watering planter.

 

5361997143_06ded8545c_bAquaponics 101 with The Plant

Location: Rebuilding Exchange, Chicago, IL
Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (CDT)
Price: $7.00
Register here

 

Join us for an introduction to aquaponic farming. Aquaponics is a method of farming that symbiotically combines fish and plants in a continuously cycling water-based growing system. This system mimics an ecosystem and significantly reduces water, fertilizer, and pesticide usage. Further, the system can be based indoors, making it a year-round growing option that can be placed close to the site of consumption. The workshop will cover the history and background of aquaponic farming and basic components of an aquaponic system. This workshop is an introductory session intended for those who are previously unfamiliar with aquaponics.

 

Upcoming Workshops

 

outdoor farm sideScaling up: Transitioning from Urban Gardener to Farmer

Location: The Plant, 1400 W 46th St, Chicago, IL 60609
Date: Sunday, May 25, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Price: registration for this workshop will open on May 1, 2o14

 

 

blue oystersMushrooms in the Home Garden

Location: The Plant, 1400 W 46th St, Chicago, IL 60609
Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Price: registration for this workshop will open on May 7, 2o14

 

 

greensBuild-Your-Own Home Aquaponics System

Location: The Plant, 1400 W 46th St, Chicago, IL 60609
Date: please check back soon for upcoming dates
Price: registration for this workshop will open May 7, 2014