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 - Barracks Lane Community Garden NO MEETING IN AUGUST

The Group resumes in September when we hope to get more expert advice and demonstrations from furniture restoring specialists! Details to follow soon.

Upcycling - Barracks Lane Community Garden Next event Thursday 20th June 2013 - Ideas to Jazz up old furniture (Booking advised)


Turn your old or raggedy things into new, cool and beautiful ones. This first part of this workshop focuses on creative ideas to jazz up old bits of furniture: small table or chair. We also have electric and hand driven sewing machines, materials etc... so do bring your own project too or come and get ideas. Fun, friendly group. Max 15 so book beforehand not to be disappointed. Email:

Storytelling workshop connecting people to their earth


This looks like it will be very popular event in the Nature Effect Calendar. If you are interested, book your place soon.

The Nature Effect: Company Registration No: 7544187