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The seeds Toyon Middle School students planted in the spring are now being harvested, and they are getting to taste the fruits of their labor.

In Kevin Hesser's landscape/garden class, students have grown more than 500 pounds of food this year that they are putting to good use each Friday with classroom cooking lessons. The students have made potato leek soup, pesto pasta, stir fry, and last Friday made maple nut Hubbard squash with instruction from health coach and nutrition counselor Kristi Hyllen, owner of Kitchen Witch Coaching.

"This is the future of our nation's health and it's going to start with children," Hyllen said. "They need to know food."...

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