Added by on 2016-07-25

The Plant is a non-profit/for profit organization that is looking to rebuild the urban surroundings of Chicago. It has taken an old warehouse and is in the process of transforming it into a zero impact, fully self sustainable, method of food production, waste management, and energy production. This episode highlights the aquaponics portion of the building, lots of the other projects are under way.I hope you will go visit them, but at least CHECK THEM OUT @ MIgardener Store: Join the fun on facebook @ Follow the fun on twitter @ .99 Heirloom Vegetable Seeds: ——————————————————————————————- MIgardener Website Join the fun on facebook @ +1 me on Google+ @ Pin us on Pinterest @ Follow the fun on twitter @ Come tumble with us @ Related PostsAquaponics Rocks ( Growing Medium ) Wash Install Plant – $40 Aquaponics – Barrelponics Made EasyGalactic Farms: Indoor urban agriculture with Bioponics and AquaponicsIn Search of the Future of Urban Agriculture: Plant ChicagoSustainable urban agriculture hydroponic vegetable greenhouse.dvThe Plant: Industrial-Scale Urban Agriculture in ChicagoSeedstock Conference Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneur Pitch Competition

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  • Jacob Sloan 1 year ago

    Those are induction lights not compact fluorescents 

  • Lisa E. Miller 1 year ago

    I've written down the step-by-step DIY aquaponics system that all starter could easily use.

  • MIgardener | Simple Organic Gardening & Sustainable Living 1 year ago

    the food gets consumed by the tenants, or sold in a farmers market to pay for the overhead costs of getting the plant up and running.

  • Brads Greenhouse & Gardening 1 year ago

    What a project, wow! Who is the food intended for? What kind of fish are in the tubs, tilapia cichlids?

  • The Self Sufficient Life 1 year ago

    GREAT! I've seen a few other vids from other cities doing similar things. This is the ONLY sustainable way to feed the cities. I do not understand why these things are not shown much in the media and encouraged on a large scale. Well, except for that commercial, industrial thing designed to keep people addicted to a failing system.

  • nery colon 1 1 year ago

    That's awesome. Thanks for sharing. I wish I had the space band the money to do something like that it take the trouble of watery lol.

  • MIgardener | Simple Organic Gardening & Sustainable Living 1 year ago

    Well if you came to the states I would gladly host you at my place! you could even help me harvest some tomatoes hehe. Come soon! I would love it!

  • Rob Bob's Backyard Farming 1 year ago

    When are you going to tour ours Luke ?? 😉
    Would love to do a tour if we ever make it to the States..
    Cheers sir 🙂

  • PinkChucky15 1 year ago

    That is so cool! I had heard about this type of gardening before but hadn't actually seen one yet 🙂

  • organicdankonly 1 year ago

    those are not compact floresents but expensive induction lights very awesome but not cheap

  • CaliKim29 Garden & Home DIY 1 year ago

    Very impressive that they are doing this in a fully sustainable manner. I'm sure a place like this can make an impact on their urban surroundings, esp if they are non-profit and are looking to help people through their warehouse garden. Creative use of the space that is available. Wow do their herbs and greens look healthy and ready for eatin'! Thanks so much for sharing this, Luke. I love to see these creative gardening methods!

  • Gardeninggirl1107 1 year ago

    Thanks for the tour! Awesome info 🙂

  • Kimberly Smith 1 year ago

    Love the video, Great Job!!!!

  • Rico Suave 1 year ago


  • MIgardener | Simple Organic Gardening & Sustainable Living 1 year ago

    it did! very….basily 🙂

  • MIgardener | Simple Organic Gardening & Sustainable Living 1 year ago

    thank you!

  • MIgardener | Simple Organic Gardening & Sustainable Living 1 year ago

    I love urban gardens too. I think they are very unique in their own right. I also like how people are forced to be efficient with he space given and if they apply themselves outstanding results are achieved.

  • tvtoms 1 year ago

    I love seeing urban gardens that are smart. Hydroponics alone can be a great way to go, aquaponics is just one step further. This fall I cut back a broccoli and after a few weeks it was growing strong again so I simply stuck it into a new bucket that had plain water and wouldn't you know it kept growing extremely well with no nutrients, and no aeration (it was grown hydroponically, forgot to mention) It goes to show things can be much easier than we imagine.

  • MIgardener | Simple Organic Gardening & Sustainable Living 1 year ago

    they sell it back to restaurants and they also consume it.

  • Tina Fisher 1 year ago

    what do they do with all that produce?