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 and Saturday: 9am-1pm
Closed: Sundays and Holidays
We are closed on Saturday, May 27th through Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day Weekend.
Poetry at Stratford: A Celebration of Nature
(as part of the Sun & Moon Poetry Festival)
Saturday, June 3rd, 2 – 6pm
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$5/person or $10/family- Advanced registration required
More to Read about Stratford’s Historic Cemetery
Watch a compilation of video clips:
Geophysical Survey process at Stratford>
2017 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.
Articles of Interest About Life at Stratford
by Pauline Scott
“Families Flocked to the Sheep Shearing Event at Stratford”
Written by Louise Warner, Co-Founder
Dedicated to the Memory of Gale Warner
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Angelina and the Magic of Stratford
This is the story of Angelina and Stratford’s 5th grade life science program called Messages from the Earth.
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.
Thank you to our community
supporters and partners!
*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.
*Farm Camp Helpers: Help with dinner and/or breakfast for campers, or help campers with fishing at the pond! Help is also needed with photography.
*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.
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