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 and Saturday: 9am-1pm
Closed: Sundays and Holidays
Stratford will be closed on Monday, July 3rd & Tuesday, July 4th


Programs & Events

Register on-line for many programs!

To register on-line, look for:

Click here to register on-line

register by calling:

Jul 08

Family Farm Chores

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Jul 11

Herbal Study Group

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jul 11

Story Time on the Farm

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Jul 13

Small Farmers

July 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Jul 18

Garden Tea Party

July 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Enchanted Evening

Enchanted Evening 2017
August 10th at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

Attend Stratford’s Enchanted Evening for an elegant summer affair at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Africa Event Center, featuring a beautiful vista over the savanna. The event features a buffet of delicious food tasting stations, a cash bar, live jazz music, and a silent and live auction. The Master of Ceremony will be singer-songwriter Eric Gnezda, host of national public TV series “Songs at the Center”.

Event proceeds go towards the children’s programs at Stratford.

Reservations required by August 1st. Find details & registration at:
Click here to register on-line
Or call 740-363-2548

Girl taking picturePhotography Contest for Kids!

For ages 6 – 17
May 1 – August 25

Click for full details>

Good Reading:
Articles of Interest About Life at Stratford

Farm Connection:
by Pauline Scott

“Stratford Introduces Archery to Boost Campers’ Self Esteem”

 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 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!

*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 campers with fishing at the pond!

*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 Emily at emily@stratfordecologicalcenter.org

or click here for more volunteer opportunities>