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Farms go virtual in the Chilterns

Tours and talks have gone online, to give us an insight into rural life in Bucks.

Published by Dan Gooding at 7:55am 7th June 2020. 2-minute read.

Farms go virtual in the Chilterns

Farmers in the Chilterns are hoping to show off what they do and why it's so important in some new virtual tours.

The Chilterns Conservation Board have helped put together the films, for Open Farm Sunday.

A trailer was released for the project:

This morning, the videos have gone live on the CCB's YouTube channel.

Lizzie Buckley, Community Engagement Officer, Chalk Cherries and Chairs, said:

"We wanted to celebrate the hard work our Chilterns farmers have been doing to keep us all fed during lockdown, and give people the chance to explore the world of farming online.

"Our farmer cluster members (18 farms, covering 6,500 ha) have been very engaged in various conservation projects, from dedicating their field margins to wildflowers and planting chalk grassland, to ordering 9 tonnes of supplementary bird feed for the winter!

"LEAF Open Farm Sunday is a great opportunity for the communities of the Chilterns to connect with local farmers and the work they do, and learn a lot in the process! We hope that we can all be out enjoying the countryside together again soon!"

Chalk Cherries and Chairs is a Landscape Partnership in the Central Chilterns, spearheaded by the Chilterns Conservation Board.

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