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

We are closed on Saturday, May 27th through Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day Weekend.


Programs & Events

Register on-line for many programs!

To register on-line, look for:

Click here to register on-line

register by calling:

Fri 26

Book Talks – Butterflies & Moths

May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 31

Woodcarving Series

May 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Jun 03
Jun 07

More Felted Vessel Techniques

June 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Jun 10

Family Farm Chores

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Poetry at Stratford:  A Celebration of Nature
(as part of the Sun & Moon Poetry Festival)

Saturday, June 3rd, 2 – 6pm

Click for Details
$5/person or $10/family- Advanced registration required

Click here to register on-line
or call 740-363-2548

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:
by Pauline Scott

“Families Flocked to the Sheep Shearing Event 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!

*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.

For details, contact Jane: jane@stratfordecologicalcenter.org

or click here for more volunteer opportunities>