Meet the hosts of The Plant / by Admin

The Chicago Architecture Foundation's Open House Chicago staff featured Bubbly's hosts at The Plant for this annual event. 2017 was The Plant's fifth year participating in Open House Chicago! Take a look at the perspectives from John Edel, the founder of Bubbly and The Plant, and Carolee Kokola, Bubbly's director of operations, about visiting The Plant and about the OHC event.

John Edel and Carolee Kokola lead Bubbly Dynamics, LLC, a social enterprise that transforms derelict industrial buildings into collaborative small business communities. Their most ambitious project, The Plant, is a former meatpacking plant turned urban farm and business incubator in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. The Plant began participating in Open House Chicago in 2013 and is always one of the event’s most popular South Side sites.

John Edel and Carolee Kokola lead Bubbly Dynamics, LLC, a social enterprise that transforms derelict industrial buildings into collaborative small business communities. Their most ambitious project, The Plant, is a former meatpacking plant turned urban farm and business incubator in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. The Plant began participating in Open House Chicago in 2013 and is always one of the event’s most popular South Side sites.