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 Post subject: The Plant, Chicago
PostPosted: Nov 30th, '11, 11:01 
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Heard mention of this on an interview of Dickson Despommier the vertical farm guy, it's a warehouse converted to aquaponics and vertical farming:

http://www.plantchicago.com/about-the-plant/

Looks like IBC tanks and LEDs:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/plantchica ... quaponics/

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 Post subject: Re: The Plant, Chicago
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they are having a movie screening there soon. The tours they have are informative on what the plans are and I want to go back to see what happens. The guy did a smaller scale project called bubbly dynamics then got this building for the price of scrap in the walls. It seems like a good idea and I was thinking about getting enough space there for an oyster grow (mushrooms) but with a kumbunchi plus brewery it just seems to risky with the large amount of airborne contaminates those operations put off. The did have the building separated when it was a meat plant from hot side to cold side but now they opened it all up.

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Future of Food in the City / "The Greenhorns" Screening

Join us at The Plant on Friday, December 9 (not 12-oops!) for two great back-to-back events!

Studio Work on Future of Food in the City
Beginning at 5 p.m., we will display ten design concepts for The Plant's yard created by Master of Architecture students from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

"The Greenhorns" Screening
At 7:30 p.m., join us for a viewing of new film The Greenhorns, a galvanizing documentary film that explores the challenges of young farmers across America as they attempt to reshape our current model of industrial agriculture.

Tickets (only needed for movie!)
$7 if you RSVP by Wednesday, 12/7; $10 at the door. Includes popcorn and beer!

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The Plant, 1400 W. 46th St., Chicago, IL. (We're in the red brick building at the end of the block.)

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5:00 p.m. – Studio work display begins
7:00 p.m. – Join us for popcorn & beer (tickets required)
7:30 p.m. – Lights dim; "The Greenhorns" screening
8:30 p.m. – Join us for a discussion with five young, local farmers fighting the good fight!

Questions?
Email us with any questions or comments. We look forward to seeing you!

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I am by Ohare airport in case someone wants to carpool or be bus buddies. I am right by the metra line in case anyone wants to meet up on the train then transfer to bus to head south.


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 Post subject: Re: The Plant, Chicago
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That's interesting, keep us updated on how it goes!

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 Post subject: Re: The Plant, Chicago
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The bubbly dynamics info is interesting too, sounds like the building is used for a collection of little businesses which is pretty neat.

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