Anna E. Evans-Goldstein grew up watching her father garden and her mother keep their house green with plants. She spent time in Madagascar, where she witnessed a culture transitioning away from agricultural living, and Cambodia, where farming is a fatal occupation as mines from the Khmer Rouge still litter the countryside. In Portland, OR, for college, Anna experienced what can happen in a city where everyone has a green thumb and the rain never stops. Now she is back in her home town of Baltimore working for the City Mayor's Office on an initiative called Power In Dirt. This new program builds capacity in blighted city neighborhoods for communities and residents to adopt vacant lots and turn them into community-managed green spaces.