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The Plant

Address

1400 W. 46th St.

Neighborhood

Back of the Yards

Hours

Sat, Oct 13: 10am - 4pm

Sun, Oct 14: 10am - 4pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available

Description

The Plant is steadily developing into Chicago's premier urban farm and food business incubator. It was originally a 93,500-square-foot meatpacking facility, features of which were preserved in accordance with Bubbly Dynamics’ philosophy of reimagining waste and abandoned resources as assets. Today, this collaborative community of food businesses fosters sustainable agriculture and food production. The Plant features sophisticated growing systems including tilapia-fueled aquaponic vegetables, a craft beer brewery and other sustainable artisanal food businesses. Also in the works is a renewable energy project featuring a massive anaerobic digester; when completed, it will consume 30 tons of food waste per day to generate energy and provide heating and cooling. The Plant is a prime example of local efforts to build a more sustainable city.

Behind the Scenes

Step inside this groundbreaking facility and get a glimpse at the future of urban food production. You'll get to take a peek into beer and kombucha breweries, a coffee roastery, indoor farms, and much more. Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes.

Food, drink, and other products grown, manufactured, and sourced at The Plant will be available for sale.

More Info

Part of the ComEd Sustainability Trail

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This OHC site has a specially-designed Snapchat geofilter. To use the geofilter, take a photo or video with the Snapchat app with location services enabled, then swipe right through the Snap preview screen to select the #OHC2018 geofilter.