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James Lissy

James Lissy

James Lissy is an avid urban farmer who grows as much of his own food as possible. This is done from the backyard of his house, right here in Longmont, all without any formal agriculture or farming experience. He loves sharing as much of his experience and knowledge as possible to help others grow their own food.

Recent Work by James

Get Gardening: Saving tomatoes for the winter

Get Gardening: Saving tomatoes for the winter

Tomatoes are ready to harvest.
Get Growing: Squeezing in the last plant of the year

Get Growing: Squeezing in the last plant of the year

Fall is a difficult time to plant more food.
Get Growing: Simple ways to preserve your bounty

Get Growing: Simple ways to preserve your bounty

Keep your vegetables to eat this winter
Get Growing: Squash your hunger with garden goodies

Get Growing: Squash your hunger with garden goodies

Summer squash and their flowers can be easy and beneficial for a home gardener and their palate
Get Growing: Garlic harvesting time

Get Growing: Garlic harvesting time

The Longmont Leader accepts contributions, photos, and op-eds for publication from community members, business leaders and public officials on local topics.
Get Growing: Typically unused parts of your garden can become part of your meal

Get Growing: Typically unused parts of your garden can become part of your meal

Garlic scapes can be included in many recipes, including tempura.
Get Growing: How to identify and pick common Longmont weeds

Get Growing: How to identify and pick common Longmont weeds

It's important to be able to identify weeds and pull them before they get too big
Get Growing: Time to harvest radishes and greens

Get Growing: Time to harvest radishes and greens

It’s the most joyous time of year when salad season is here.
Get Growing: Building your own trellis

Get Growing: Building your own trellis

An easy, how-to guide to building a pvc trellis
Get Growing: Gardening in May

Get Growing: Gardening in May

While the weather is generally nice during May, cold weather can still surprise you