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
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays

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Public
Programs & Events

Register on-line for many programs!

To register on-line, look for:

Click here to register on-line

OR
register by calling:
740-363-2548

Mar 01

Nature Explorers

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mar 03

Maple Sugar Pancake Breakfast

March 3 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mar 08

Nature Explorers

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mar 13

Herb Study Group

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mar 15

Nature Explorers

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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2018 Maple Sugar Tours and Pancake Breakfast
On-line registration

Pancake Breakfast – March 3rd

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 Stratford is Going Solar!

 Stratford is launching a $115,000 capital campaign to fund a  solar array of 156 panels to provide 90% of our electric needs!  We are providing you an opportunity to make a “one-time” donation to buy a $200 solar panel to help us achieve our goal.

Sunbeam – Donation of $200 (1 panel)
Power Ranger – Donation of $1,000 (5 panels)
Solar Supreme – Any donation of $1,000

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Please indicate in “Comments” how to apply your donation.

 

 

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Farm Connections

by Pauline Scott

“A Mix of Lambing, Maple Syrup and Solar Installation Happening at Stratford”

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Congratulations Louise, Clyde & Pauline!


In September Stratford’s co-founder Louise Warner and Clyde Gosnell were awarded the
2017 Leadership in Philanthropy Award by The Columbus Foundation.
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Stratford volunteer Pauline Scott was awarded
The Warner Family Board Trustee Distinguished Service Award this past August.
Read the article here>

Farm Market

We have tender, grass fed lamb, beef, goat & pork available.

Quart bags of grass fed beef suet at $3/bag

Pick Your Own kale, mizuna and spinach is available in the greenhouse at $4/lb.

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

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Thank you to our community
supporters and partners!

What Stratford is All About

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.

*Fall & Spring Farm & Nature Guides  – Farm & Nature 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!

*Cemetery Restoration – Help with researching, restoring, and preserving the historical 1800’s cemetery! We are currently probing and digging for markers that have fallen beneath the ground surface.

*Messages from the Earth Guide –  Messages from the Earth is a life science program for 5th graders that occurs during the school year. Guides spend the day with up to 10 students, leading them on the trails to stations where there are activities designed to teach them a particular life science concept. One station is a giant leaf where students go inside to learn about photosynthesis. Another has them carrying buckets of water up hill to demonstrate how the sun’s energy is needed to drive the water cycle. The day also includes visits to the animals in the barn and the all-time favorite activity, Magic Spot. Each student attends 5 days: 2 days in fall, 1 day in winter, and 2 days in spring. Training provided!

For details, contact Emily at emily@stratfordecologicalcenter.org

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22 hours ago

The Messages from the Earth students enjoyed learning about Maple Sugaring, invasive plants, composting & the nutrient cycle, and finding salamanders this week! Messages is a life science field trip ... See more

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Spring Nature Explorers: Farm & Forest

This program for 4 and 5 year olds will immerse participants in a world of hands-on learning, guided by their own curiosity, imagination, and the joy of discovery! Begins March 1st and runs Thursdays ... See more

Nature Explorers: Farm & Forest
Spring program for preschoolers, ages 4 & 5
1pm-4pm on Thursdays, March 1 – March 22

Does your child love playing outdoors and learning through exploration? This ... See more

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Book Talks - Women Scientists

This Friday!

Explore a variety of topics ranging from agriculture, nature writers and homesteading. Librarian Liz Barker will help you discover a treasure of great reading. The topic of February is Women ... See more

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Square Dance

Please join us for a traditional hoe down square dance, called by Cheryl Hagerty. Dances will be basic enough for the beginner but varied enough for the experienced dancer. Some novelty and folk ... See more

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Farm Camp - Stratford Ecological Center - Delaware, Ohio

Farm Camp 2018 Update: Spots are open in the 3 to 5 year old August 6-10 PM Session, 1pm-3pm. Register at http://stratfordecologicalcenter.org/farm-camp/
All other camps are full.

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Photos from Stratford Ecological Center's post

Great day for a nature walk!

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Volunteers came for maple sugar guide training today. We are looking forward to starting the season!
#volunteer #maplesugaring #delawareohio

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Maple Sugar Pancake Breakfast

Spring has sprung, the sap is flowing, bring your family out to celebrate the season at Stratford! Start the day with a farm fresh breakfast of home-made whole wheat pancakes, Stratford sausage and ... See more

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Above The Light took some awesome drone shots of the solar installation this week!
#goingsolar #delawareohio

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Book Talks - Women Scientists

Explore a variety of topics ranging from agriculture, nature writers and homesteading. Librarian Liz Barker will help you discover a treasure of great reading. The topic of February is Women ... See more

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