3083 Liberty Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015


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Winter lane at Stratford

We are aware of the technical errors on the Farm Camp registration page and are currently working on it. If we did receive your registration form, we have sent you an email. We will not be reopening registration before 9am tomorrow (Tuesday 1/17). Please check back then.

We cannot take phone reservations.  We are working as fast as we can to fix it. If you think you may have submitted a completed form, watch your email for a confirmation.

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


Programs & Events

Register on-line for many programs!

To register on-line, look for:

Click here to register on-line

register by calling:

Sat 21

Bulk Honey Sale

January 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri 27

Book Talks – American Southwest

January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Feb 14

Herbal Study Group

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Feb 18

The Great Backyard Bird Count

February 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Feb 18

Maple Sugar Tours

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Camper feeding goatFarm Camp

We are aware of the technical errors on the Farm Camp registration page and are currently working on it. Please be patient, we will get it fixed! If you received an error message, you may still be registered. We are working as fast as we can to fix it. Thank you.

Click here to register on-line

Dates & More Information>

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Maple Sugar Days

Maple Sugar Saturday Tours
February 18th & February 25th

Pancake Breakfast
March 4th

Click here to register on-line


Winter Bulk Honey Sale

January 21st, 9am-12pm

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”


“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


Thank you to our community
supporters and partners!

Volunteer Corner!

*Maple Sugar Tour Guides:  We are looking for guides for our 2017 season. Share your love of nature by leading small groups of children and adults on Maple Sugaring Tours, showing them the early times and practices of maple sugaring. No experience necessary…we will train you!

*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.

For details, contact Jane: jane@stratfordecologicalcenter.org

or click here for more volunteer opportunities>

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Everyone whose Farm Camp registrations we have received so far should have just received an email from us. The remaining camp openings will be available online tomorrow no earlier than 9am. We apologize for this confusion and are thankful for your patience. ... See MoreSee Less