Thirty-seven Zuni high school students transformed their gardening activities into a bona-fide business. The traditional native fruits and vegetables and honey grown by the students have won “top honors” at the New Mexico State Fair in 2009, 2010 and 2011. In 2010, the students had local sales of honey in excess of $5,000. The newly established business- Zuni Youth Enterprises (ZYE) will produce/make and market fresh fruits and vegetables, and greens as well as traditional Zuni pottery, stone carvings and jewelry. ZYE is projecting sales and profits of $23,722 and $11,298 in their first year of operations (2013). The students, parents, teachers, administration, and tribal government feel strongly that the establishment of Zuni Youth Enterprises business will mark the beginning of new economic activity in the community.
Number of Participants: 37
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