Donald’s dream come true

Donald’s dream come true

Categories: Employment, Job Seekers, Milikapiti

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.

Related Posts

  • Staff profile - Jackie McSkimming

    Jackie McSkimming (Scrymgour) is a proud Tiwi woman. Through her mother, Clare Scrymgour (Mollominni), Jackie inherited Tiwi identity and obligations as a member of the Maradui Skin Group. Her father

  • Milikapiti Farm positions vacant

    Would you like to work at Milikapiti Farm? Farm manager, Donald Wilson, says he currently employs four people, and a further 2-3 positions will be filled in the future. Working

  • Tiwis job ready for Port Melville

    Port Melville, Port Manager, Lindsay Whiting is a Tiwi man. He is committed to working with the community to get Tiwis job ready for positions at Port Melville. The main