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!

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

DIY Aquaponics Herb Garden

Location: The Plant, 1400 W 46th St, Chicago, IL 60609
Date: Saturday, August 2nd from 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Price: $175.00 (includes $75.00 materials fee)

No garden? No problem! Create a home-scale aquaponics growing system. Participants will assemble a five-gallon tabletop system, which makes a great home for 1-2 goldfish and will grow up to three herbs. The system includes plumbing, water and air pumps, a water testing kit, plants, net pots, wood frame and a five gallon aquarium (please note: participants will need to provide their own fish). Workshop participants will also receive instruction on properly maintaining their new tabletop ecosystem.

Note: The ideal spot for our home-scale system is a window which gets 6+ hours of direct sunlight. If your do not have adequate sun exposure in your home, or want to provide additional light, we will be able to recommend light fixtures to purchase.

 

tomatoesPreserving the Harvest

Location: The Plant, 1400 W 46th St, Chicago, IL 60609
Date: Saturday, August 30th from 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Price: check back soon for ticketing 

 

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 products. The workshop session will include hands-on instruction in canning, and participants will take home one canned item, one fermented item, and one jar of refrigerator pickles.

 

photo (2)Chickens in the City: tips for backyard and CSA egg producers in Chicago

Location: The Plant, 1400 W 46th St, Chicago, IL 60609
Date: Saturday, September 27rd from 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Price: check back soon for ticketing