The Plant

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1400 W. 46th St. | Neighborhood: Bridgeport / Back of the Yards

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The Plant

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Originally a 93,500 square-foot meatpacking facility, The Plant is steadily developing into Chicago's premier Urban Farm. This net-zero energy vertical farm and food business operation combines non-profit and for-profit models to foster sustainable agriculture, and will eventually provide 125 jobs. The Plant features sophisticated growing systems including tilapia-fueled aquaponic vegetables, pink mushrooms, a craft beer brewery (forthcoming) and an incubator for sustainable artisanal food businesses. The building will be completely powered by a massive anaerobic digester that will consume 30 tons of food waste per day to generate energy and provide heating and cooling. The Plant is the hallmark of Chicago's efforts towards a sustainable city.

Behind the Scenes Access: Step inside this groundbreaking facility and tour the aquaponic gardens, a glimpse at the future of urban food production.

Come hungry! The Plant's farms and food producers will be offering their goods for sale. Highlights include: Pleasant House Bakery, Peerless Bread & Jam, Plant Chicago, Greens + Gills, and Arize Kombucha.

Saturday: 10am-4pm

Sunday: 10am-4pm

Architect(s): Unknown

Website: www.plantchicago.com

Part of the OHC Sustainability Trail powered by ComEd

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