With a horticulture degree under her belt, Nicky Nealon has more knowledge of plant production than your average gardener, which would help explain her success in growing mangoes and avocados on the outskirts of Orange.
While she may be someone of an expert in the field, the former Orange High School agriculture teacher said her gardening success can be reproduced by anyone.
“I get very excited about it and want to share it. I want to say to people it’s thoroughly attainable,” she said.
What started out as a plan to tick off a task on her dad Roy Jeffery’s bucket list has culminated in a greenhouse capable of producing passion fruit, blueberries and blackberries, in addition to the tropical fruit.
In 2017, seven members of the Nealon family started work on the aquaponics system which would allow them to build the garden they wanted on Burrendong Way.