Garden adjacent to the dugout home of Jack Whinery, a homesteader in Pie Town, N.M., in September 1940. Because of the time period, the Whinery garden may be considered a victory garden, a plot of land devoted to feeding the family at home so commercial growers and processors' efforts could be redirected to the war effort. Victory gardens contained a range of foods, including a balance of leafy, root and fruiting veggies. Many of these foods could be served raw, simply cooked or canned for future use.
Reproduction from color slide.