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 public:  Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays


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Programs & Events

Register opening soon!

Fri 28

Book Talks: Desert Worlds

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 29

Maple Sugar Tours

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mar 07

Maple Sugar Pancake Breakfast

March 7 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mar 10

Herb Study Group

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mar 19

Stratford Photography Club

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Farm Market

Stratford’s Farm Market is now plastic bag free! We encourage you to bring your own reusable grocery bags when you come to purchase You-Pick produce,  grass-fed meats, or any of our Farm Market goodies. If you forget your own bag, no worries! Our  volunteers  have been hard at work making reusable bags our of t-shirts. Please help yourself (donations welcome)!

*Grass fed beef and lamb!
*Pick your own produce in the greenhouse!
*Local Latshaw Honey!
*Spotted Salamander handmade soap!
*Maple syrup

Thank you to our community
supporters and partners!

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Volunteer Corner!

Farm & Nature Guides –  Farm & Nature Field Trips are scheduled in the spring and fall on Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays. If you love nature and children, this is an opportunity you don’t want to pass up. Must be age 18 and up. No experience necessary. We will train you!

If interested, fill out an application>


Nature’s Whispering –
Here is What I Hear!

Thank you to those who submitted poetry during out spring and summer collection!
Each month we will feature some of the poetry in the newsletter, and then add it on our website.

Check out the last few month’s poems!


“Winter’s Warmth”

“Seasons transitions”

“Nature’s Symphony”

What Stratford is All About

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Stratford Ecological Center is excited to announce a gift of $34,650 from the American Electric Power Foundation for a new, environmentally friendly geothermal heating and cooling system. “This gift will enable Stratford to continue its focus on environmental and agricultural education for children and adults while showcasing renewable energy,” said Dale Heydlauff, AEP Foundation president.

The American Electric Power Foundation is funded by American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) and its utility operating units, including AEP Ohio which provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers.