3083 Liberty Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015

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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.

Stratford is open to public:  Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays

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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

Thu 18

Stratford Photography Club

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 26

Book Talks: Ocean Voyages

January 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Feb 13

Herb Study Group

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Feb 15

Stratford Photography Club

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Feb 23

Book Talks: Women Scientists

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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 2018 Summer Farm Camp On-line 

Click Here for Farm Camp Information and Registration

All camps are full EXCEPT
 Junior Counselors 

To be placed on the camp waiting list, please email your
child’s name, camp session choice, and the best way to contact you to
April at aprilhoy@stratfordecologicalcenter.org

On-line registration for Pancake Breakfast opens
9 am, Monday, January 22

 The Central Ohio Community Project:
a Working Summit on Climate Change

Purpose: To share what we all are doing already, consider options and compare ideas—and then build an action plan, or set of action plans, that can lift our efforts to that new level.
Seating is limited to 100, so please sign up early. RSVP’s requested by January 10, 2018.

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Working Summit: Sat, January 20, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:30 PM EST
Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Road, Delaware, OH 43015

REGISTRATION FEE: $25.00
Includes pre-summit, lunch, snacks and all materials

 

 

 Stratford is Going Solar!

 Stratford is launching a $115,000 capital campaign to fund a  solar array of 156 panels to provide 90% of our electric needs!  We are providing you an opportunity to make a “one-time” donation to buy a $200 solar panel to help us achieve our goal.

Sunbeam – Donation of $200 (1 panel)
Power Ranger – Donation of $1,000 (5 panels)
Solar Supreme – Any donation of $1,000

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OR donate on-line!
Please indicate in “Comments” how to apply your donation.

 

 

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Farm Connections

by Pauline Scott

“2017 Highlights at Stratford Ecological Center”
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Congratulations Louise, Clyde & Pauline!


In September Stratford’s co-founder Louise Warner and Clyde Gosnell were awarded the
2017 Leadership in Philanthropy Award by The Columbus Foundation.
Read the article here>

 

Stratford volunteer Pauline Scott was awarded
The Warner Family Board Trustee Distinguished Service Award this past August.
Read the article here>

Farm Market

We have tender, grass fed lamb, beef, goat & pork available.

Lamb Sale!  Half lamb available at $100 and whole lamb at $195.
Please call ahead of purchasing 1/2 or Whole Lamb.

Ground Beef Sale!  $5/lb. until the end of November!

Quart bags of grass fed beef suet at $3/bag

Pick Your Own kale, mizuna and spinach is available in the greenhouse at $4/lb.

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!

What Stratford is All About

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.

*Fall & Spring Farm & Nature Guides  – Farm & Nature Field Trips are scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays. If you love nature and children, this is an opportunity you don’t want to pass up. No experience necessary. We will train you!

*Cemetery Restoration – Help with researching, restoring, and preserving the historical 1800’s cemetery! We are currently probing and digging for markers that have fallen beneath the ground surface.

*Messages from the Earth Guide –  Messages from the Earth is a life science program for 5th graders that occurs during the school year. Guides spend the day with up to 10 students, leading them on the trails to stations where there are activities designed to teach them a particular life science concept. One station is a giant leaf where students go inside to learn about photosynthesis. Another has them carrying buckets of water up hill to demonstrate how the sun’s energy is needed to drive the water cycle. The day also includes visits to the animals in the barn and the all-time favorite activity, Magic Spot. Each student attends 5 days: 2 days in fall, 1 day in winter, and 2 days in spring. Training provided!

For details, contact Emily at emily@stratfordecologicalcenter.org

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Farm Camp registration opens this Monday, January 15th at 9am! Find more information here: http://stratfordecologicalcenter.org/farm-camp/

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Farm Camp 2018!
Registration opens on Monday, January 15th at 9am.
http://stratfordecologicalcenter.org/farm-camp/

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Columbus Running

Columbus Running is holding their Fantastic Frigid 5K series at Stratford! Check it out!

It's gonna be a cold one at tomorrow's Fantastic Frigid 5K. Dress appropriately for the weather and get ready to run through a winter wonderland. You can still sign up for this two-race series ... See more

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There are plenty of ways to join in the fun of the 2018 maple sugar season at Stratford! One opportunity is to volunteer as a maple sugar tour guide. Share your love of nature by leading small ... See more

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Farm Camp - Stratford Ecological Center - Delaware, Ohio

2018 Farm Camp registration opens Monday, January 15th at 9am! It will be online registration only. For details see http://stratfordecologicalcenter.org/farm-camp/

Our farm camp is available for ages 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and junior counselors ages 13-17. For any questions about Farm Camps, contact: April Hoy, camp director

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Stratford is closed for the holidays. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 3rd at 9am. We hope everyone has a safe, enjoyable time with their loved ones this season.

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2018 Farm Camp registration opens Monday, January 15th at 9am. It will be online registration only. For details see http://stratfordecologicalcenter.org/farm-camp/

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Kids give icing made with veggies thumbs-up at cookie decorating event

At the Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware, holiday cookie decorating starts with a walk to the greenhouse. Kids and their parents yanked carrots out

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As you prepare for the holidays, keep in mind you can purchase local hand made Spotted Salamander soap, local honey, and meat at Stratford! Our grass fed ground beef is on sale for $5/lb. We are open ... See more

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Book Talks - Citizen Scientists

Tomorrow's Book Talks is all about Citizen Scientists! Join librarian Liz Barker for a good discussion as she share books about this topic. No need to read ahead.

Topic of December – Citizen Scientists

Explore literary works in a lively discussion on topics ranging from agriculture, nature writers and homesteading. If you would like to learn more about ... See more

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