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Brief Published: 23 May 2011



British conservation charity The National Trust has opened a farm controlled by an online community to encourage people to understand where their food comes from.

The Wimpole Estate, near Royston in Cambridgeshire, is run by farm manager Richard Morris, who will carry out the decisions of the online community.

Each month, members will vote on major issues ranging from what to plant and when to harvest, to which bull to buy and how to encourage wildlife growth. Members will be updated on the farm’s progress via a blog and videos.