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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A restaurant group is partnering with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to create a nonprofit farm on part of George Washington's estate that will distribute local produce to restaurants and schools around Washington.

Neighborhood Restaurant Group announced plans Wednesday for the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture. It will be based at the historic Woodlawn Plantation in Alexandria.

The site was originally part of the first president's Mount Vernon estate but was given to one of his nephews in 1799. Later, it was sold to abolitionists.

Food grown there will be distributed across the region. The restaurant group includes Birch and Barley, ChurchKey, EatBar and Rustico, among others.

The plantation will offer educational programs about farming.

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APTV 10-20-10 1214EDT

 

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