The Nature Effect

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The Nature Effect is a catalyst for personal, professional and community transformation. We offer continuing professional development and coaching to people and organisations in education and social change. We also offer retreats, weekend workshops and on-going groups for people wanting to learn, grow, flourish, reflect and reconnect. We collaborate with communities, schools and various peer groups.

Our ‘golden thread’ is explicit inspiration from the natural world – through nature metaphor, embodied learning, time spent in the wilds, use of natural materials and creation of outdoor spaces and events.

We have a rich pool of associates skilled in these areas of work who are always cooking up new ideas, and we like to connect them with like-minded colleagues, practical resources and methodological tools for effective working. We welcome contact from potential new associates. We are largely based in Oxford City but our Associates work nationally and internationally. Find out more about our work here

Latest News & Events

Next Upcycling 16th August Make old things into cool new ones

Third Thursday of each month at Barracks Lane Community Garden. Contact Helen Osborn 07950608249 Email:

Storytelling from the land - places limited


Learn how to tell tales from well known local story tellers Jackie Singer and Adele Moss. Discover your hidden talent for telling tales, entertaining friends, family and community. Six Thursday evenings starting on April 26th. Advance Booking essential. Contact Helen on 01865 256085 or Email:

Eco Creative 1 Day holiday workshops


A change from our previously listed programme these events are an an opportunity for adults and children (aged 7 and over) to have a go at a range of eco crafts and learn new skills along with a little bushcraft thrown in. Each event will include cooking lunch outdoors and some additonal specialist activities at beautiful Barracks Lane Community Garden. All events run from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Places limited - advance Booking advised. Cost £7 per person (adults accompanying a young person under 14 are free of charge) and Includes materials and refreshments. - April 3rd - Stone Carving, Outdoor Cooking and upcycling under cover - April 10th - Making things out of clay - which will be fired on woodfired kiln. - April 12th - Making a living willow dome for the garden - campfire cooking and up cycling indoors. For bookings Email:

The Nature Effect: Company Registration No: 7544187