Center for Viticultural Sciences
The mission of the Center for Viticultural Sciences and Small Fruit Research is to conduct research and provide service and support that will help the viticulture industry in Florida to become a viable industry (Florida Viticulture Policy Act, 1978).
Advances in both veterinary medicine technology and technique are the fuel firing the increased demand for well-trained individuals to work as veterinary technologists.
Vegetables for Victory
Vegetables for Victory Increasing food production and food security through community gardening is not a new idea. In the middle of a depression in 1890s Detroit, the mayor asked owners of vacant lots to donate their land temporarily to unemployed city residents for the purpose of supplementing their families' food supply. The gardens, called "potato patches" after their primary crop, produced 14,000 bushels of vegetables in the first year, with 2,000 families involved over the next 20 years of the gardens' popularity. The US Government promoted the planting of "Victory Gardens" during World War II expressly as a way to increase food security, health, and -- in modern terms -- homeland security in wartime. Through a campaign including slogans such as "Vegetables for Vitality, for Victory!" Victory Gardens became so popular that in 1944, 20 million victory gardeners produced 44% of the fresh vegetables in the United States. In the 1970s, there was a popular resurgence of interest in "growing your own" among many young people and antiwar activists.