Tour of the Ashevillage Institute Demonstration Site Part 5

Water from the diversion drain flows into our upper keypoint embankment pond holding approximately 20,000 gallons of water. This pond sits above the rest of the site. Water is siphoned off using gravity to feed the lower areas.
Shade and ample organic matter make this pond unproductive and eutrophic at times. The shade prevents phytoplankton from growing and the organic matter robs oxygen from the water during decomposition. A healthy dose of duckweed is in store for this pond. The duckweed will help oxygenate the water and provide us with a feedstock for chickens, tilapia, worms and soldierfly larva.

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