Planet Newark Urban Farming Intensive

Al- Munir LLC endeavors to alleviate the lack of access to fresh and healthy food in underserved communities, low-income, and
minority neighborhoods by turning “food deserts” in these regions into “food oases.”

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Over the past year we've supported over 500 families with

1. Increased access to healthy food options
2. Opportunities for green job employment
3. Increased access to culturally responsive nutrition education

Timeline: March - June 2023
The purpose of the Planet Newark Urban Farming Intensive is to increase access to cost free and hands-on agricultural and environmental justice training led by expert Black and Brown urban
and rural farmers.

Al-Munir Background
Al-Munir LLC is a Black Muslim led, Newark-based, boutique, education consulting firm founded in 2016 by Bilal and Breonna Walker. Al-Munir prides itself in providing unique services that include the creation : community development initiatives, childrens’ and youth educational programming, and health and wellbeing consulting services to local government, schools, and grassroots organizations.

Goals and Objectives:
1. Create a pipeline of 15 urban farming apprentices, between the ages of 14-21, who earn over 30 hours of urban farming training – soil health, composting, crop planning, and regenerative farming.
2. Create a series of 6 culturally informed and community developed urban farming training videos for children and families

Must complete an application

Special Considerations
Youth is a Newark Housing Authority Resident
Court-involved youth
Opportunity youth (16-21 undercredited and under-employed)
Aspiring environmental scientists
Youth organizers/advocates
Aspiring chefs
Must commit to all 9 sessions of programming

Program Benefits
Letters of recognition from Al-Munir LLC
Paid apprenticeship opportunities at Al-Munir’s urban farms

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Bilal Walker
Newark, NJ

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