Douglass Sustainability Hub

Converted a vacant and blight property into an oasis directly in the middle of a food desert.


  • State: Tennessee
  • County: Shelby
  • Zip Code: 38114
  • Community: Orange Mound
  • Owned by: The Original Project Team
  • Operated by: The Original Project Team
  • Completion Date: 7/1/2022


Development of a vacant, blighted lot where the T.O.P. team worked with the DAJCC, city planning department and other noteworthy city officials / community partners to convert the lot into an oasis in the middle of a food desert. Upon completion, the lot now serves as a semi solar-powered food rescue, food production, composting, and financial literacy center with the intent to service hundreds of individuals / families and employ numerous local students on a weekly basis.