3083 Liberty Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015


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Animal lane at Stratford

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 May 28th, 29th and 30th and re-open May 31st


Programs & Events

Register on-line for many programs!

To register on-line, look for:

Click here to register on-line

register by calling:

Sat 11

Family Farm Chores

June 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat 11

Meet the Bees Family Hive Tour

June 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue 14

Story Time on the Farm

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue 14

Herbal Study Group

June 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu 16

Photography Club

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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Now is the time to re-enroll!kroger plus card

If you have supported Stratford in the past by using your Kroger Rewards Card, now is the time to re-enroll!

    • Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com
    • Click “Sign-in”. Enter your email address and password (You will need to set up an account if it is your first time registering)
    • Search “Stratford” in the organization box and select it
    • Click “Enroll”

      Thank you!

GREAT Opportunities you don’t want to miss!

Apiary Assistant for a Day
Scheduling available May – September
Spend a day (4-6 hours) with your hands in the hives as you work alongside ‘Apiary’ Dave, tending to the bee hives and all their needs. Get a first-hand experience of the daily duties of a beekeeper and a hands-on look into the daily life of our bee hives! $50/person
Call Stratford for more information: 740-363-2548


Apiariest, Bob Noble, and beesHoney Harvest
Late June – mid July
$25/person, Limit 15 people
Call Stratford for more information: 740-363-2548


Girl taking picturePhoto Contest for Kids
Ages 6-17
Begins May 2,
last entries accepted August 26

Capture in a photo what coming to Stratford means to you!
Ask your parents to take you to Stratford for your photo session.
A prize for each age group, plus a grand prize winner!

Good ReadsClarabelle born April 2 2016

Farm Connection:
“The Grass is Greener at Stratford Ecological Center”

by Pauline Scott

Read Farm Connection> 

Farm Market

The greenhouse has a variety of “pick your own” greens available, including dandelions, spinach, lettuce, kale, cilantro & more.

Beef, Lamb & Pork are available.

Support Stratford When you Shop!

Shop Delware County Community Market


Thank you to our community
supporters and partners!

Welcome New Stratford Family

Welcome New Stratford Family!


Volunteer Opportunities!

Upcoming Opportunities:

  • If you missed our Spring Guide Training, you can still help! We have Spring Field Trips from now until May 27th on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. If you love nature & children, this is an opportunity you don’t want to pass up. We will have you ‘shadow’ experienced guides until you get comfortable to guide a small group on your own.
  • Front Desk & Office Assistants Needed – Spend a few hours a week assisting with office duties and welcoming visitors to Stratford. Openings Weekdays & Saturdays
  • Invasive Species Volunteer Teams – Every Tuesday & Thursday -9:30am-12:30pm
  • Garden & Greenhouse Helpers – Stratford’s gardens and greenhouse need dedicated volunteers to help water, weed and harvest all the produce. Garden workdays are every Tuesday from 9:30am-12:30pm.

    For details, contact Jane: jane@stratfordecologicalcenter.org
    or click here>

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Stratford will be closed Saturday through Monday for the holiday weekend. We will reopen Tuesday May 31st at 9am.

Farm Campers- We DO have camp on Monday still :)
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