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 the public: Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm and Saturday: 9am – 1pm
Closed: Sunday and Holidays
Stratford will be closed July 2, 3 and 4th
Enchanted Evening 2016
Guests at an Enchanted Evening will enjoy an elegant summer affair on the lawn at Stratford Ecological Center. The evening features a dinner buffet of food selections from local restaurants, live Jazz music, romantic horse-drawn carriage rides, and a silent and live auction. Featuring a wild animal presentation by Suzi Rapp of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
Table Sponsor – $1,000 – (special recognition & seating for 8 guests)
The Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour & Workshop Series
Presented by OEFFA
Stratford is excited to be one of 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops in this summer 2016 series.
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Stratford Sustainable Beekeeping Farm Tour
July 9, 10am-12pm
Free, no registration required
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Stratford Sustainable Beekeeping Workshop
July 9, 12:30-2:30pm
$10/person, Registration required
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Photo Contest for Kids ages 6-17
Begins May 2,
last entries accepted August 26
“Bumper Year for Honey and Hay at Stratford Ecological Center”
by Pauline Scott
The greenhouse has a variety of “pick your own” greens available, grown by interns and volunteers, including spinach, kale, lettuce & more.
Beef, Lamb & Pork are available.
Thank you to our community
supporters and partners!
Summer Volunteer Opportunities:
Front Desk & Office Assistants – Openings available for weekdays and Saturdays – This is a fun opportunity to learn all about Stratford! Some of the takes include: answering phones, selling Stratford products, having a friendly smile and a knowledge of Stratford.
Haying Crew Helpers – Summer and fall is the time our farmer fills the hayloft with food to sustain the animals throughout the winter months. No experience necessary. We will train you.
Garden & Greenhouse Helpers – Every Tuesday & Thursday -9:30am-12:30pm – Help keep Stratford’s children’s garden, giving garden, greenhouses, vegetable field and landscape beds producing and looking beautiful! Join our Garden Crew, learn about horticulture while helping to further Stratford’s mission.
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