3083 Liberty Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015


Stratford's snowy lane

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.

Stratford is open to the public Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Website a work in progress



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Programs & Events

Call for more information and to register!

Tue 23

Small Farmers

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Fri 26

Book Talks

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue 08

Story Time on the Farm

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue 08

Herbal Study Group

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat 12

Bluebird Workshop: Bluebirding Basics

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Mark Your Calendars!

Maple Sugar Tours> 
February 20 & 27

Maple Sugar Pancake Breakfast>
March 5

Small Farmers Preschool Series>
February 23, 9:30am – 11:30pm

Bluebirding Basics>
March 12 @ 9:00 am11:30 am

Bluebird Workshop: Other Species>
March 12 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm


Interested in Beekeeping?

Starting at the end of March, Stratford’s Beekeeper Apprenticeship Program will provide you with a solid foundation in beekeeping through its bee centered, experience based, approach to learning the art and science of beekeeping.

For more information contact Dave Noble at apiarydave@stratfordecologicalcenter.org

Volunteer Opportunities!

  • Fund Raising/Friend Raising
  • Invasive Species Volunteer Teams
    (Every Tuesday & Thursday -9:30am-12:30pm)
  • Special Events Crews
  • Outreach
  • Earth Day/Earth Week Tree Planting & Garlic Mustard Pull
  • Messages from the Earth Guides, Crew Leaders & Giant Leaf Voices
  • Farm Hands: Come join our crew!
  • Garden & Greenhouse Helpers
    (Every Tuesday -9:30am-12:30pm)
  • Front Desk & Office Assistants
    (Openings available for weekdays and Saturdays)
  • Farm & Nature Field Trip Guides
    (March – May)
  • Maple Sugar Tour Guides
    ( February – March)

Please contact Jane for all the details: jane@stratfordecologicalcenter.org or click here>

Good Reads

Farm Connection:
“Stratford Ready as Real Winter Weather Blows In”
by Pauline Scott

read Farm Connection>

Farm Market

The greenhouse has a variety of greens available for picking.
We have beef and lamb available. You can purchase lamb by individual cut or:
Half (17.5lb): $120
Whole (35lb): $235
Includes cuts such as whole leg, loin chops, shoulder roast, ground and more.
If ordering half or whole lamb, please call ahead!

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"Let's taste the sap!"

Volunteers came out on Wednesday to learn about the maple sugaring process and being a tour guide. Interested in coming on a maple sugar tour, or volunteering at Stratford? Visit our website: stratfordecologicalcenter.org/
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