John Barrett of Veseys Seeds, End Polio Now Tulip Project
John is a Charter member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty. He has served as Clerk of Session at Zion Presbyterian church, member of the Presbyterian Church in Canada’s National Finance Committee and is a past member of the Assembly Council and Moderator of the PEI Presbytery. Active in a number of community Boards and Advisory Groups, he has been involved at Veseys Seeds Ltd. for the past 23 years
Prior to joining Veseys Seeds Ltd in 1997, John spent many years as an entrepreneur having ownership and management responsibilities with Great Northern Knitters, Afton Lea Farms, Barrett Resources and the A. Littlewood Box Factory.
Presented a Paul Harris Fellowship by his Rotary Club in 1997 and again in 2008 and 2016, other awards include Executive Member of the Year Cycling PEI, Rotary District Award, Recognition Award RCMP, National Recognition Award from the Canadian Cancer Society , Special Volunteer Award PEI Division Cdn Cancer Society, Rotary Governor’s Citation and the Outstanding Leadership Award. Recently, John has received the prestigious “International Order of the Tulip” Award during the World Tulip Summit in Korea.
Today, John is one of three Directors of Veseys Seeds and is primarily responsible for sales, corporate image, design, customer service, marketing and the development of global strategic partnerships and company growth.
John talked about the history of the business and it evolution.  The seed business expanded into bulbs and continues to flourish in PEI.  The global pandemic has created a huge demand and Vesey' Seeds has seen 400 percent increase in year over year business with people really exploring home gardens.  
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