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:

Tue 22

Woodcarving Unfinished Business

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fri 25

Book Talks: Reclaiming Land

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue 29

Woodcarving Unfinished Business

May 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Jun 02

Archery Family Fun: Morning Session

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jun 02

Free Solar Information Session

June 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Free Solar Information Session

June 2nd at 10:30am

Find out how your home, farm, business, church, school, can benefit from going solar. It’s less expensive than you think. That’s why more and more people are going solar. You can save the planet and save money too! This free information session is presented by Delaware County Solar, Third Sun Solar and Stratford Ecological Center.

Stratford is Going Solar!

video by Above the Light Photography

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

Click for Solar Pledge Form>

OR donate on-line!
Please indicate in “Comments” how to apply your donation.



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Farm Connections

by Pauline Scott

“Puddles Provide a Wonderful Playground at Stratford Ecological Center”


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.
Read the article here>


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


Thank you to our community
supporters and partners!

What Stratford is All About

Volunteer Corner!

*Farm Camp Helpers –  Opportunities begin in June and include helping campers learn to fish at the pond, assisting with archery, and/or assist with dinner and breakfast for the farm campers!

*Front Desk – Spend a few hours welcoming visitors to Stratford and answering the phone.  This is a great opportunity to learn all about Stratford and help! Help needed Saturdays from 9am-1pm and weekdays between 9am-5pm.

*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!

For details, contact Emily at emily@stratfordecologicalcenter.org

or click here for more volunteer opportunities>

May 17, 2018

These chicks just hatched this week!