planting, growing, family food supply, horticulture department
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Locating and Planting the Family Garden. Importance. A good vegetable garden used to be a luxury in part of our state. The development of small dams and impounding of water for stock and for irrigating small areas have led to a greater interest in vegetable gardening. We know that the garden is important because it furnishes fresh vegetables for summer needs, and by canning, drying and storing extend their use through the winter. The vegetables furnish minerals and vitamins that are essential in our diet. Many people have found that a garden supplements employment and incomes by using spare time and energy to produce food and thus reduces the food bill. Many city and town residents have found that a garden improves the health of the individual through work in cultivating the garden. (See more in text.)
Davis, L. L., "Planting and Growing the Family Food Supply" (1938). SDSU Extension Circulars. 370.