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 and Saturday: 9am – 1pm
Closed: Sundays and Holidays

Stratford will be closed for Labor Day Weekend: September 1, 2 and 3, 2018


Programs & Events

Register on-line for many programs!

To register on-line, look for:

Click here to register on-line

register by calling:

Fri 24

Book Talks: Volcanoes

August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sep 08

Family Farm Chores

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sep 11

Story Time on the Farm

September 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sep 11

Herb Study Group: Echinacea & Elderberry

September 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sep 20

Stratford Photography Club

September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Stratford Has an App!

1.) Go to the App Store on your smart phone
2.) Hit the search button and type in Stratford Ecological Center
3.) Click to download – then you’ll have the SEC logo on your home screen!

Stratford is Going Solar!

video by Above the Light Photography

Stratford is launching a $115,000 capital campaign to fund a  solar array of 156 panels to provide 90% of our electric needs!  We are providing you an opportunity to make a “one-time” donation to buy a $200 solar panel to help us achieve our goal.

Sunbeam – Donation of $200 (1 panel)
Power Ranger – Donation of $1,000 (5 panels)
Solar Supreme – Any donation of $1,000

Donate on-line!
Please indicate in “Comments” how to apply your donation.


Good Reading:Picture of Pauline Scott
Farm Connections

” Silence Reigns for Now at Stratford Ecological Center”


Congratulations Louise, Clyde & Pauline!

In September Stratford’s co-founder Louise Warner and Clyde Gosnell were awarded the
2017 Leadership in Philanthropy Award by The Columbus Foundation.
Read the article here>


Stratford volunteer Pauline Scott was awarded
The Warner Family Board Trustee Distinguished Service Award this past August.
Read the article here>

Farm Market

We have tender, grass fed lamb, beef, goat & pork available.

Quart bags of grass fed beef suet at $3/bag

Pick Your Own produce is available in the greenhouse at $4/lb.

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


Thank you to our community
supporters and partners!

What Stratford is All About

Volunteer Corner!

*Front Desk – Spend a few hours welcoming visitors to Stratford and answering the phone.  This is a great opportunity to learn all about Stratford and help! Help needed Saturdays from 9am-1pm and weekdays between 9am-5pm.

*Fall Farm & Nature Guides –  Farm & Nature Spring Field Trips are scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays. If you love nature and children, this is an opportunity you don’t want to pass up. No experience necessary. We will train you!

*Harvest Fair – Help with our annual community Harvest Fair on Sept. 22nd!

For details, contact Emily at emily@stratfordecologicalcenter.org

or click here for more volunteer opportunities>