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!
Behind the Scenes Mushroom Tour
Join us for an up close look at Plant Chicago’s indoor mushroom cultivation at The Plant. Plant Chicago grows a variety of mushrooms, including enoki, lion’s mane, and several different types of oyster mushrooms year-round at The Plant.This behind-the-scenes tour walks participants through the entire growing process, including parts of the building not regularly featured in our tour program.
Participants will go home with a bag of delicious oyster mushrooms following the tour!
Aquaponics for Beginners
Location: The Plant, 1400 W 46th St, Chicago, IL 60609
Date: upcoming dates for spring workshops will be announced shortly
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
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