Tilak joined Parklands in August 2015 and works Wed-Fri on the Gateway Island Bhutanese Community Farm project. He has a farming background and has been translating his Bhutanese skills to an Australian context studying the Diploma of Organic Farm Management at the National Environment Centre.
Originally from Nepal, Tilak spent 20 years in a refugee camp in Eastern Nepal after Nepali speaking Bhutanese people were expelled from the country. He has been in Australia since 2012 and has a young family, including a very new baby!
Tilak is working on the development of the market garden as a social enterprise, where the process of growing and selling vegetables will support the language skills of members of the Bhutanese community and help them to take up an Australian life.