The National Trust is starting an innovative farming experiment, inviting 10,000 people to become ‘virtual farmers’ and get involved in the day to day running and key decisions at one of the Trust’s working farms at Wimpole in Cambridgeshire.
The experiment is called MyFarm and aims connect people with how their food is produced. Virtual farmers will get a daily behind-the-scenes insight into the running of the farm and make key decisions on the farm by voting regularly.
The website includes video updates, webcams, live webchats, debates, comment and opinion from well known farming experts, including LEAF’s Chief Executive Caroline Drummond!
We’re really excited to see how the experiment will work. It offers a novel way for people to get closely involved in the daily running of a real farm and influence the tough decisions farmers have to face on a daily basis. Hopefully, it will encourage a newfound appreciation for food and increase awareness of everything that goes into its production.
Fancy becoming a Virtual farmer at Wimpole? Please go to www.my-farm.org.uk