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Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Prince Charles to visit D.C. urban farm

Britain’s Prince Charles of Wales will tour the District’s only urban farm where he is expected to watch neighborhood children help with everything from weeding to growing peas.

Common Good City Farm, which has been in LeDroit Park for three years, received a call from the British Embassy earlier this year. Embassy representatives visited what appeared to be a barren city farm in March, but the executive director urged them to return a few weeks later when the farm looked more fruitful.

The British Embassy informed the farm that a high-profile visitor wanted to visit, sources told The Washington Post. It was unclear Tuesday when the embassy notified the farm — an urban farm and education center for growing food for low-income District residents.

The farm’s executive director, Pertula George, wrote on the group’s Web site that “His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales will be visiting Common Good City Farm the afternoon of Tuesday ...”

The Tuesday afternoon visit from Prince Charles, a supporter of sustainable agriculture, comes four days after the wedding of his elder son, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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