By Ryan Koch
Response to “Institutionalizing Affection” by Leah Bayens
Editor’s note: Ryan is the director of Seedleaf, a community gardening non-profit in Lexington, Kentucky.
I have been growing gardens in small city lots over the past nine years, learning loads along the way. The learning never stops, though some days I wish it would. This is not the work for which I trained. In fact, I had a very difficult time discovering the work for which I trained. I was glad to finish college, approximately on time, but I did not come out with much of a plan to make a living, or to build or nurture anything. I vaguely recall having a great list of unanswerable questions in my imagination, and I took some pride in this.