It was a lucky day for the Garden when John Eastman and wife, Gail decided that after many years in the Hudson Valley and travels to many islands in the Caribbean, St Croix was to be their next home.
John worked for IBM on equipment maintenance, and integration engineering for IBM Semiconductor and other semiconductor manufacturing companies.
Curiosity and a desire to get involved brought him to our doors. The fact that he enjoys working in many areas has him volunteering in …many areas. In the short time he has been a volunteer at the Garden he has installed the new hitch on the garden truck so it may now be used with our trailer, assisted in the loading, arranging and selling of trees at the Farmers Market and has stepped up to open the Garden Store and be a Greeter to visitors at the Garden when we are able to be open in the pandemic.
John is an ardent photographer and has started a real estate photography business here on island. His knowledge of plants may not be the most in-depth but his desire and interest in the garden make him a wonderful and much appreciated volunteer.