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
Stratford will be closed March 31 – April 1
Spring Programs You Do Not Want to Miss!
Spring Garden Day! – March 24
Organic Gardening for Adults 9 – 11am: $10/person.
Organic Gardening for Kids 9 – 11am: $15/child.
Seed Swap 10am – 1pm:
No registration required – Free!
2018 Beginner Beekeeping Series Begins April 14
The first class in the series: Biology & Behavior Basics: 9am-Noon.
Click here for full series description & registration.
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
OR donate on-line!
Please indicate in “Comments” how to apply your donation.
by Pauline Scott
“Lambs and Spring Come Together 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>
More to Read about Stratford’s Historic Cemetery
Watch a compilation of video clips:
Geophysical Survey process at Stratford>
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.
Thank you to our community
supporters and partners!
What Stratford is All About
video by Above the Light Photography
*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!
*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 especially needed on Saturdays from 9am-1pm.
For details, contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org