People of Central

On his job at the greenhouse on campus:

I usually transplant stuff, clean the ponds, water stuff, and am taking care of whatever needs to be done. I’m a youth studies major, but there was a job opening, so I applied for it. I like working here – it’s different and quiet. My favorite plant aquatics room, I don’t know the name of it, but we call it “the sad plant” because when you touch the leaves the oil from fingers makes the plant droop, but it goes back to normal after a few seconds.

Josh Simms, 22, Southgate, MI.

People of Central is inspired by Humans of New York.

Photo by Anne Langan