Donald’s dream come true
Donald Wilson spent 12 months with TITEB’s ‘work for the dole’ program. He is now Milikapiti Farm Manager. For Donald who grew up in the Riverland of South Australia (citrus and grape growing country) working at Milikapiti Farm is a dream come true.
Donald is continually learning about what will grow well in our climate and soil type. The farm is growing bananas, pineapples, mandarins and mangos, along with fruit that is unfamiliar to a southerner, such as jackfruit, soursop, star fruit, custard apples, and sugar apples. They are trialling watermelon, pumpkin, tomatoes and zucchini.
In three months since Donald started at the farm, they have come a long way. “We are actually getting fruit produced on the trees rather than watering and getting nothing out of it,” he said.