3083 Liberty Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015

About Stratford

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Mission Statement

The Stratford Ecological Center is a private non-profit organization dedicated to the education of children and adults in understanding the relationships between living things and their environment, thereby fostering an appreciation of the land and all life that depends on it.

Stratford Center…

  • Provides hands-on experiential education for individuals to learn ecological concepts, understand human ecology and gain a reverence for the diversity, complexity and beauty of the natural world.
  • Manages a diversified working “family farm,” which demonstrates the lifestyle, techniques and principles of sustainable agriculture, horticulture and forestry as well as promotes agroecological research.
  • Strives to preserve the natural ecosystems of existing woods, stream sides, meadows and swamps located on its 236-acre property.

Programs and Activities

  • Farm & Field Trips for school children and other youth groups
  • Farm Camps
  • Volunteer Program
  • Adult Education Programs
  • Environmental Education Internships
  • Beginning Farmer Program
  • Family Programs
  • Special Events and Festivals
  • Programs for schools that meet Ohio Academic Content Standards

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