CHERRY BOMBE 100:
Ones to Watch
Watch out, world. Leensa Ahmed is a high school student, but she is also the CEO/CFO of Green Garden Bakery in Minneapolis. Through her work at Green Garden Bakery, Leensa gives teens in North Minneapolis exposure to business experiences that they would not otherwise get. She leads a team of young entrepreneurs who harvest vegetables from their community garden, bake them into healthy desserts for every diet, sell them at farmers’ markets on the weekends, and donate the profits back into the community. Leensa is so passionate about sustainable business practices, she even has business cards implanted with seeds. You don’t throw them away, you grow something with them. A valuable lesson.