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How Mileur Orchards of Murphysboro is adapting to climate change

Photograph of peaches grown at Mileur Orchards
Provided by Mileur Orchards
Mileur Orchards in Murphysboro grows a variety of peaches

This is InFocus, I'm Kevin Boucher. Food Works, and the Southern Illinois Farming Alliance recently organizes an on the farm workshop at Mileur Orchards, near Murphysboro.

The co-owner of the farm, Lisa Mileur took us into her fields to show us what is involved in bringing ripe fruit to be ready to picked.

Mileur also talks about how events, such as climate change, are shaping their farming practices.

Born in Newport, Rhode Island to a military family, Kevin Boucher traveled the country and the world at a young age before his family settled in Murphysboro, Illinois in 1976. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Radio-Television at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale and worked in commercial radio before becoming the Traffic Manager at WSIU Public Television. Boucher has since earned a Master's degree in Professional Media & Media Management Studies from SIU's College of Mass Communication & Media Arts. He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys gardening and exploring the flora and fauna of the Shawnee National Forest and other beautiful natural areas across southern Illinois. Kevin is embarking on a new path with WSIU as the Community Engagement Producer for WSIU Radio. Look for Kevin's work on air and on line.
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