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!


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.


greensAquaponics for Beginners

Location: The Plant, 1400 W 46th St, Chicago, IL 60609
Date: please check back soon for upcoming dates
Price: $25


This session is intended for those who are familiar with aquaponics but want a more in-depth understanding of its concepts, and will provide participants with a greater understanding of aquaponics practices while covering different types of aquaponics systems. Led by Plant Chicago’s aquaponics staff, this session will be conducted on-site in our aquaponics farm with a hands-on focus.

Workshop topics will include:

- Growing practices
- Types of fish and plants suitable for an aquaponics system
- Materials for aquaponics system construction
- Common types of aquaponics systems

Outdoor Farming

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! Plant Chicago’s Seed Starting workshop will cover the basics of seed starting for summer season crops.

Workshop topics will include:

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