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Beyond the Farm

A variety of organizations and people contribute to Rustaret’s farm-related historical, educational, environmental and agricultural endeavors.  This page identifies some organizations and publications linked to the farm. 

  • Atlantic Veterinary College

  • Ducks Unlimited

  • Heritage Livestock Canada

  • Island Nature Trust

  • Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture

  • University of Prince Edward Island Climate Lab

  • University of Prince Edward School of Climate Change and Adaptation

Farmers field with pond and fresh Hay


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Brittany Spencer, “How This Farmer is Creating a Home For Rare Kerry Cattle on PEI.” CBC News, 3 January 2022.

Kristin Gardiner, “Old Breed, New Life…”.  Journal Pioneer, 15 December 2021.

“Volunteer Profile”. Island Nature Trust Quarterly, July 2016

“Heritage Cattle: Jacks (and Jills) of All Trades.” Atlantic Beef and Sheep 30:4 (Winter 2019). 

“The Ideal Breed of Sheep?” Atlantic Beef and Sheep 30:3 (Fall 2019).

“Restoration Project: Plant and Animal Allies Helping to Build Soil Health on Overworked Crop Land.” Rural Delivery 43:10 (May 2019).

“Kerrys Coast to Coast: Kerry Cattle Come to Rustaret Farm, PEI.” Genesis: The Journal of Heritage Livestock Canada 34:1 (Spring/Summer 2019).

“’One of the Finest Grass Countries I Have Met With’”: Prince Edward Island’s Colonial Era Cattle Trade.” Agricultural History 90:2 (Spring 2016). 

“Bringing the Nutrients of the Sea to the Soil: Maintaining the Fertility of the Island Land with Seaweed.” Island Magazine 76 (Fall/Winter 2014).

“From Wine To Wood: The Goslings of London and Prince Edward Island’s Early Timber Trade.” Island Magazine 69 (Spring/Summer 2011).

"Sailor’s Hope: The Life and Times of William Cooper, Agrarian Radical in an Age of Revolutions." McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010.  

"Lady Landlords of Prince Edward Island: Imperial Dreams and the Defence of Property." McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008.

"Rural Protest on Prince Edward Island: From British Colonization to the Escheat Movement." University of Toronto Press, 2006.


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