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Welcome to Stratford Ecological Center

The Stratford Ecological Center is a non-profit educational organic farm and nature preserve on 236 acres in Delaware County, Ohio. Visitors are welcome to explore the land, hike the 4 miles of nature trails, visit the livestock, tour the gardens and greenhouses or explore the creek, pond, prairie, swamps or State Nature Preserve. Farm products are available for sale seasonally, based on availability.

Stratford offers workshops and classes for children and adults, annual festivals, farm tours, school tours, farm camp and family programs.

Winter Hours:
Stratford is open to public:  Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Closed: Weekends and Holidays

Stratford will be closed Thursday, Dec. 22nd through Tuesday Jan. 3rd.

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Public
Programs & Events

Register on-line for many programs!

To register on-line, look for:

Click here to register on-line

OR
register by calling:
740-363-2548

Sat 10

All Natural Cookie Decorating Class

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue 13

Herbal Study Group

December 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu 15

Photography Club CANCELLED

December 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 16

Books Talk- Animals in the Wild

December 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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All Natural Cookie Decorating Classcookie class

December 10
1pm- 3pm
For adults or kids ages 8 & up and their adult companions

Click for details & registration!

Camper feeding goatFarm Camp
2017

Registration will be online only and will open Monday, January 16th.

Dates & More Information>

Accepting 2017 Environmental Education Internship Applications!

Details & Application Here>

Beekeeping Class2017 Beekeeper Training Programs

Stratford is proud to offer a variety of beekeeper training programs in 2017 designed to give new and aspiring beekeepers a solid foundation of knowledge to help them face the challenges of modern beekeeping.

Program information>

Good Reading:
Articles of Interest About Life at Stratford


Farm Connection:
“Stratford Winds Down for Winter”

by Pauline Scott
Read Farm Connection>


Historic Stratford Cemetery Restoration Updates

Volunteers are working to research and restore the 200 year old cemetery. The following two articles were published in the Delaware Gazette. Check back for updates on the Geophysical Survey results.

“Historic Cemetery to Undergo Radar Mapping”

and

“Cemetery Survey Commences”

By Brandon Klein

Watch a compilation of video clips of the Geophysical Survey process at Stratford>


 Legacy Series:Gale Warner
Recounting the History of the Stratford Ecological Center
and the Warner family.

Written by Louise Warner, Co-Founder
Dedicated to the Memory of Gale Warner
To Legacy Series>


Angelina and the Magic of StratfordAngelina Victorious

This is the story of Angelina and Stratford’s 5th grade life science program called Messages from the Earth.

Read the story>

Farm Market

We have a variety of healthy greens for picking in the greenhouse at $4/lb.

A variety of tender Stratford grass-fed beef, lamb, goat and pork is available.
Lamb can be ordered by the half or whole as well as individual cuts.

Half lamb (about 17.5lb) is $120
Whole lamb (about 35 lb.) is $235.
Please call ahead if purchasing a half or whole.

Stratford is also a great place to buy local handmade Spotted Salamander Soap and purchase local honey.

Support Stratford When you Shop!

Shop Delware County Community Market

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Thank you to our community
supporters and partners!

Volunteer Corner!

*Front Desk & Office Assistants – Weekdays & Saturdays
Spend a few hours a week assisting with office duties and welcoming visitors to Stratford. We have openings during the week 9am-5pm and on Saturdays from 9am-1pm.

*Garden & Greenhouse Helpers:  Help water, weed and harvest all the produce in our gardens and greenhouses.  Garden workdays are every Tuesday from 9:30am-12:30pm starting April 1st.  At the heart of it all, our volunteer efforts, helps support our children’s programs and the community through fresh harvest donated to PIN of Delaware.

*Special Events Crews – Stratford hosts several special events each year. You can get involved in many ways, from planning, to set up and take down, working the event and more.

For details, contact Jane: jane@stratfordecologicalcenter.org

or click here for more volunteer opportunities>

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Farm Camp 2017 registration opens Monday, January 16th. Registration will be Online Only this year.
Dates & more information here:
stratfordecologicalcenter.org/farm-camp/
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