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Mariette van den Berg
Armidale, NSW, Australia
Climate Zone:
Warm Temperate

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Andrew Fleming david spicer Geoff Lawton Mike Haydon
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About Mariette van den Berg

Mariette van den Berg is a registered equine nutritionist, dressage rider and equestrian official who completed a MSc. in Animal Science at the Wageningen University in the Netherlands and a thesis in Equine Nutrition at the Massey University in New Zealand. She is founder of MB Equine Services, an education and research business that offers specialised consulting services in integrated equine nutrition, horse property design and pasture management (www.mbequineservices.com).

Mariette is currently undertaking a PhD in equine nutrition and foraging behaviour at the University of New England in Armidale, Australia. She is investigating factors that influence foraging behaviour and diet selection in horses, with a main focus on orosensory and post-ingestive feedback mechanisms. Mariette is also a specialised lecturer at University of New England and is a frequently invited speaker at various horse nutrition and land care workshops and conferences in Australia, Brazil and USA.

Besides her passion for equine nutrition and research she is also a Certified Permaculture Designer and initiator of the Equine Permaculture movement. Equine Permaculture unites like minded horse people that want to learn about the principles and implementation of permaculture (design) and other sustainable farming strategies on their own properties. (www.equinepermaculture.com)

About MB Equine Services

An integrated approach to horse's health & performance

MB Equine Services assist the equine industry and horse owners with professional and practical information about horse nutrition, management, (forage) enrichment and slow feeding. The consultancy is specialised in integrated horse property design and regenerative pasture management for horses (and other livestock) and provides education in sustainable horse management. In addition to the core consultancy services, MB Equine Services also provides professional sport coaching and training services. The involvement in the equestrian sport, coaching and officiating adds a sport vision and understanding to the equine nutrition, property design and pasture management consulting.

Member of The Nutrition Society of Australia and Registered Animal Nutritionist (RAnNutr.)


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Permaculture Design Certificate
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: david spicer, Tom Kendall
Location: Zaytuna Farm, The Channon, NSW Australia
Date: Jul 2014
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Climate Zones
Mariette van den Berg has permaculture experience in:
Cold Temperate
Cool Temperate
Sub tropical

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