A plan for Washington Bottoms — with plenty of bees and butterflies

By , Daily Memphian Updated: December 05, 2022 9:30 AM CT | Published: December 04, 2022 4:00 AM CT

Theo Davies envisions the long-blighted green space as a food source, as well as a habitat for native plants and pollinators, but the ecosystem he’s cultivating violates city ordinances.


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Keely Brewer

Keely Brewer

Keely Brewer is a Report for America corps member covering environmental impacts on communities of color in Memphis. She is working in partnership with the Ag & Water Desk, a sustainable reporting network aimed at telling water and agriculture stories across the Mississippi River Basin.


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