About us

What do we offer?

Participants gain the opportunity to delve into creative and immersive outdoor experiences. Our diverse programme of activities includes forest school, forest bathing, bushcraft, green woodwork, permaculture, forest gardening, nature based and eco therapy practices. Together we will explore and hone new skills within wild woodland and parkland settings in London. Start your journey, reflect, and find your creative spirit, through play and by accessing your deep imagination.

What sets us apart

We root our work in mindfulness and inclusive practice, incorporating elements of horticulture, art and eco therapy.

Our work is about healing and giving back to our green spaces as well as ourselves.

We work collaboratively with local groups. We hold spaces to benefit vulnerable and marginalised communities, such as refugees and asylum seekers, those with Special Educational Needs (eg. autism), those from the global majority, women and girls, the over 50s population, and LGBTQI+ groups.

What we believe in 

We feel that sustainable change comes from the bottom up, in the hands of local people. In practice, this means working closely with local community organisations, social prescribers, charities and activist groups born out of and serving their local areas.

Our Team

Our programmes benefit from caring, fully trained, certified practitioners, with decades of expertise in our field. We are DBS certified, at least one paediatric outdoor first aid trainer per workshop. We insure all events (public liability).

Get In touch!

Join a workshop, collaborate as a funding partner, as an outdoor learning practitioner or artist. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Additionally, are you a local business that wants to help the community? We provide bespoke corporate away days that also fulfil your corporate social responsibility. Build teamwork, boost employee motivation and support our community projects in local green spaces across Haringey, Islington and Camden. Your support will help us offer free forest school and nature based therapeutic work to some of London’s most disadvantaged communities, including children in care, refugees, older people and young people with special educational needs.

To get involved email info@urbanforestcollective.org or call 07971 881229 and ask for Linda