The Seedleaf Team

The Seedleafers dedicated to growing a better community

Ryan Koch


Seedleaf is the brain child of many friends, but Ryan established the first gardens and has grown it into it’s current community outreach platform. A transplant from California, Ryan learned much of what he knows about growing produce in Kentucky from David Wagoner of Three Springs Farm. Ryan focuses on the long-term viability of Seedleaf while collaborating on projects with numerous non-profits, schools and other groups and neighbors to make a sustainable local food system that works for everyone.


Sarah Newman

Volunteer Coordinator / AmeriCorps VISTA Member

Sarah is a proud native of Oklahoma, but settled in Lexington in 2006. Since landing in Kentucky, she has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from U.K.  and gained a passion for providing nutrient rich foods in food-insecure areas. This passion and her interest in urban agriculture led her to become an intern for Seedleaf in 2013. Three years later, the mission of Seedleaf prompted her to return as an AmeriCorps VISTA.  Outside of getting her hands dirty in the garden, she enjoys hiking with her husband and dog, eating good food and listening to rock n’ roll.