The Nature Effect

TNE Logo

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

FREE Creative Christmas Craft Weekend 23rd and 24th November - 23rd -Making Seasonal Gifts & Decorations & 24th - Making Pot Plant Gifts


A special one off event as part of the E.U Waste Reduction Week of events. Why not find great crafty ways to reuse your household throwaway items and create great gifts and decoration for the upcoming Christmas season. We'll be making Christmas stockings, gift bags and boxes, decorations for the home, tree and more.... Join us at Barracks Lane Community Garden between 11-4pm in the Octagonal for a recycle, re-use and recreate into something handmade and original. We will also have cakes/hot drinks and a wood burner to keep you warm! Email:

Upcycling Workshop 21st November - Demonstration on Applique techniques


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:

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


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

The Nature Effect: Company Registration No: 7544187