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
How to Capture the Perfect Shot
October 22, 1-4pm
2017 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.
Articles of Interest About Life at Stratford
“Sheep and Goats Keep Invasive Species at Bay”
by Pauline Scott
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Historic Stratford Cemetery Restoration Updates
Volunteers are working to research and restore the 200 year old cemetery. The following two articles were published in the Delaware Gazette. Check back for updates on the Geophysical Survey results.
By Brandon Klein
Written by Louise Warner, Co-Founder
Dedicated to the Memory of Gale Warner
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Angelina and the Magic of Stratford
This is the story of Angelina and Stratford’s 5th grade life science program called Messages from the Earth.
A variety of “pick your own” produce available, grown by interns and volunteers, including tomatoes, green beans and more.
Beef, Lamb & Pork are available.
Thank you to our community
supporters and partners!
*Fall Farm & Nature Guide –
Share your love of nature by becoming a Farm & Nature Guide, leading small groups of children on adventures around the farm & nature preserve. Fall field trips Sept. 8th-Oct. 28th, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays.
*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.
*Special Events Crews – Stratford hosts several special events each year. You can get involved in many ways, from planning, to set up and take down, working the event and more.
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