On most days you can find Bilal Walker tending to one of two small community farms he manages under the Al-Munir Farms banner in his native Newark.

He’s a proud urban farmer who believes his work can heal marginalized communities, like many neighborhoods in Brick City, where poverty, crime and food insecurity are prevalent.

At 29 Grafton Avenue, he and his partner Breonna Walker lease a city-owned lot nestled on the structural remains of a demolished property. Called “Jannah on Grafton,” the tiny farm is home to bok choy, kale, green peppers, medicinal herbs and an assortment of other plants. Read More from NJ Spotlight News.