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

Upcycling Workshop 21st November - Demonstration on Applique techniques

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We have a demonstration by a couple of members on appliqué techniques. Also, as usual you can bring your own project - we have sewing machines and lots of expertise among us if you would like help; we also have materials and other resources if you want ideas to start. Email: thenatureeffect@gmail.com

Eco Creative Days - next event 2nd November - The Annual Bonfire Night at Barracks Lane

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This year their will be lanterns, charcoal and bread baking - as well as the usual pumpkin soup and amazing bonfire and storytelling. Email: thenatureeffect@gmail.com

Upcycling Workshop 17th October with demonstration on making Gift Bags and Boxes from recycled materials

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We will have a demonstration on gift bags & boxes from recycled materials. As usual you can bring your own project - we have sewing machines and lots of expertise among us if you would like help; we also have materials and other resources if you want ideas to start something new. Do visit us on Facebook: Upcycling Community Oxford. Cost £5 or £3. Email: thenatureeffect@gmail.com Website: https://www.facebook.com/upcyclingcommunityoxford

The Nature Effect: Company Registration No: 7544187