The Loyola Food Forest Restoration Project is a proposed project of the City Herbal Apprenticeship Program (CHAP), formally City Farm School (CFS), which aims to restore and re-establish the Food Forest at Loyola Farm located on Concordia’s Loyola campus. Due to the long term effects of the pandemic, the Food Forest has become unmanaged and overgrown. CHAP’s goal for 2023 is to kick-start the renewal process of the Food Forest. We hope to achieve this through various approaches.
Our first approach will be to hire Jonah Neumark, who is a specialist in food forest design and education, and was the original designer of the space when it was created in 2012. Jonah will evaluate the current state of the food forest and provide direction and instruction for how to proceed with work this season to revitalize the space.
We will also hire a Food Forest & Market Assistant for the season. This position will be held by a Concordia undergraduate student, and their responsibilities will include leading weekly food forest volunteer sessions, managing our market stand at the weekly Loyola Farmer’s Market, and promotion of the project.