3083 Liberty Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015

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Winter 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 public:  Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm and Saturday: 9am-1pm
Closed: Sundays and Holidays

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Public
Programs & Events

Register on-line for many programs!

To register on-line, look for:

Click here to register on-line

OR
register by calling:
740-363-2548

Fri 24

Book Talks – Living Small

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 25

Maple Sugar Tours

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat 25

Pre-Season Beekeeping Overview

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mar 04

Maple Sugar Pancake Breakfast

March 4 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mar 10

Square Dance!

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Maple Sugar Days!

Maple Sugar Saturday Tours
February 25th

Pancake Breakfast
March 4th

Click here to register on-line

 

Read about Stratford’s Historic Cemetery:

“Historic Cemetery to Undergo Radar Mapping”
“Cemetery Survey Commences”

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

Beekeeping Class2017 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.

Program information>

Good Reading:
Articles of Interest About Life at Stratford


Farm Connection:
by Pauline Scott

“Maple Sap Flowing Better Than Expected at Stratford Ecological Center”
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 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

We have a variety of healthy greens for picking in the greenhouse at $4/lb.

A variety of tender Stratford grass-fed beef, lamb, goat and pork is available.
Lamb can be ordered by the half or whole as well as individual cuts.

Half lamb (about 17.5lb) is $120
Whole lamb (about 35 lb.) is $235.
Please call ahead if purchasing a half or whole.

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

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Thank you to our community
supporters and partners!

Volunteer Corner!

*Maple Sugar Tour Guides:  We are looking for guides for our 2017 season. Share your love of nature by leading small groups of children and adults on Maple Sugaring Tours, showing them the early times and practices of maple sugaring. No experience necessary…we will train you!

*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.

*Garden & Greenhouse Helpers:  Help water, weed and harvest all the produce in our gardens and greenhouses.  Garden workdays are every Tuesday from 9:30am-12:30pm starting April 1st.  At the heart of it all, our volunteer efforts, helps support our children’s programs and the community through fresh harvest donated to PIN of Delaware.

For details, contact Jane: jane@stratfordecologicalcenter.org

or click here for more volunteer opportunities>