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 the public: Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm and Saturday: 9am – 1pm
Closed: Sunday 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:

Sat 22
Thu 27

Woodcarving Fall Free for All Series

October 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fri 28

Book Talks

October 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Nov 08

Story Time on the Farm

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nov 08

Herbal Study Group

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 How to Capture the Perfect Shot
Photography Workshop

October 22, 1-4pm
Limited Spots

Nina & Tim Photo Workshop

Click here to register on-line

 2017 Beekeeper Training Programs

Beekeeping Class

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.
Program information>

Good Reading:
Articles of Interest About Life at Stratford

Farm Connection:
“Sheep and Goats Keep Invasive Species at Bay”

by Pauline Scott
Read Farm Connection>

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.

“Historic Cemetery to Undergo Radar Mapping”


“Cemetery Survey Commences”

By Brandon Klein

Watch a compilation of video clips of the Geophysical Survey process at Stratford>

 Legacy Series:Gale Warner
Recounting the History of the Stratford Ecological Center
and the Warner family.

Written by Louise Warner, Co-Founder
Dedicated to the Memory of Gale Warner
To Legacy Series>

Angelina and the Magic of StratfordAngelina Victorious

This is the story of Angelina and Stratford’s 5th grade life science program called Messages from the Earth.

Read the story>

Farm Market

A variety of “pick your own” produce available, grown by interns and volunteers, including tomatoes, green beans and more.

Beef, Lamb & Pork are available.

Support Stratford When you Shop!

Shop Delware County Community Market


Thank you to our community
supporters and partners!

Volunteer Corner!

*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.

For details, contact Jane: jane@stratfordecologicalcenter.org

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