St. Croix had such a rich history in agriculture. Today, the island doesn’t reflect that it was once known as the “Garden Spot of the Antilles.”

In 1892, the government of the Danish West Indies established an agriculture experiment station at Estate Grange, the area where Alexander Hamilton, who went on to become one of the Founding Fathers of the U.S. Constitution, spent some of his childhood. The experiment station was to advise planters on growing sugarcane, but also to introduce new crops to diversify the agricultural industry of the Danish West Indies.