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


Programs & Events

Register on-line for many programs!

To register on-line, look for:

Click here to register on-line

register by calling:

Sat 29

Grow Native

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 01

Photography Contest for Kids

May 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
May 02

Small Farmers

May 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
May 03

Woodcarving Series

May 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
May 06

Wild Flower Walk for Adults

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Stratford's Pancake RecipePancake Breakfast a Hit!

More than 500 people enjoyed:
Stratford’s Whole Wheat Pancakes and visited the Sugar Shack to watch how maple syrup was made the old fashioned way!

Try Stratford’s Whole Wheat Pancakes!

Take a virtual tour to the sugar shack!
Presented by Above the Light Photography

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

“Spring Blooms Color the Nature Preserve at Stratford Center”

 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!

*Earth Day/Week:  Help plant trees (bare rooted saplings) and pull garlic mustard! April 10th – 14th and April 17th – 21st. Click for details and sign up

*Spring Farm & Nature Guides:  Farm & Nature Spring 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! Guide Training is March 9th, 10am-1pm. 

*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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We're looking forward to the May 7th Sheep Shearing Day, which will include much more than just sheep shearing! Fiber arts, duck herding, llama and angora rabbit shearing, cookie decorating, hayrides and more! Food will be available from Sock Hop Soda Shop
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Sheep Shearing Day!

May 7, 11:00am