At The Plant, a group of food businesses runs in awe-inspiring harmony. A fish farm fertilizes the plants. A new brewery supplies carbon dioxide to help plants grow. And refuse from the cheesemaker feeds a digester that powers the whole operation.
The Plant—an old factory in Chicago—is slowly being turned into a model for urban farming, complete with aquaponics, tilapia, and even (hopefully), a brewery. We took a trip inside to see how the work was coming.
See these amazing photos of "The Plant," which now houses a cabinet of wonders for sustainability, including hydroponic farms, indoor fish farms, and a mushroom garden. Once complete, the entire building will produce lots of food—but no waste.