50 duckweed containers are based at Aquila. Duckweed is an organic, low impact feed that we use to feed ARC’s Aquaponics Tilapia fish and chickens. It is cultivated in a controlled environment. It is a free, organic protein source.
Duckweed doubles in weight every three days. It is grown on-site, with no carbon footprint. Duckweed is generally uncontrollable, invasive and non-indigenous. Duckweed is removed from local dams in a conservation effort and is grown in controlled environments at Aquila.
Only several of the 50 duckweed containers are operational during the cold winter.