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: Weekends and Holidays

Stratford will be closed December 22, 2018 – January 2, 2019. We will reopen January 3, 2019


Programs & Events

Register on-line for many programs!

To register on-line, look for:

Click here to register on-line

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Thu 20

Stratford Photography Club

December 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 21

Book Talks: Charles Darwin

December 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 22


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December 23, 2018 - January 1, 2019
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December 23

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Happy Holidays from Stratford

Going Green AwardStratford Recognized for Going Green

Stratford was awarded Keep Delaware County Beautiful’s Going Green Award, thanks to our intiative to go green by going solar powered in 2018. Thirteen awards were presented to community members, organizations and businesses at the December 13th program. Many thanks to Keep Delaware County Beautiful, the Delaware General Health District, and especially our supporters for helping us go solar!

snail mailFarm Camp 2019

We are going back to “snail mail” for 2019 camp registration. Registrations will be accepted postmarked beginning January 12th, via postal mail only.

We cannot accept registrations by phone, email or in person.
We cannot accept registrations postmarked prior to January 12.

Please visit our Farm Camp webpage for full camp details and registration application>

Stratford Staff Gives Back to the Community!Stratford Gives Back

Our staff team helped Delaware People In Need prepare for their annual PIN Clearing House. Thanks to People in Need, Inc. for providing such an awesome service to the community.

You can Give the Gift That Keeps on Giving by sending a donation directly to Stratford Ecological Center’s 2019 Giving Garden Fund, providing organic produce to the PIN Food Bank!

Your kind heart for helping us help others makes our community a better place. Thank you for making such an impact in the lives of many right here in our own community.
Note: Write Giving Garden on your check or website comment box.

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Farm Market

*Grass fed lamb. Individual cuts, halves & wholes. Please call ahead for halves/wholes!

*Ground pork and both hot and sweet Italian sausage!

*Pick your own produce in the greenhouse! A variety of lettuces, parsley and cilantro currently available. Greens are $4/lb!

*Local Latshaw Honey and Stratford Honey!

*Spotted Salamander handmade soap!

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Farm Connections

“Tour Season End at Stratford with a Scrumptious Potluck” 


Stratford is Now Solar!

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

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Thank you to our community
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What Stratford is All About

Volunteer Corner!


*Maple Sugar Guides – Lead tours through the sugar bush, exploring the maple syrup process from tree to tasting. This will begin in February. No experience necessary, we will train you!

*Garden & Greenhouse Helpers –  Garden workdays are every Tuesday from 9:30am-12:30pm. Help water, weed and harvest the produce in our gardens and greenhouses.

*Front Desk – Spend a few hours a week assisting with office duties and welcoming visitors to Stratford.  This is a great opportunity to learn all about Stratford and help on the farm!  Stratford has openings within 9am-5pm on weekdays and, beginning in February, Saturdays from 9am-1pm.

For details, contact Emily at emily@stratfordecologicalcenter.org

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Stratford Ecological Center

Stratford is honored to have received Keep Delaware County Beautiful's Going Green Award last week! Thanks to all of our supporters who made going solar possible, and Keep Delaware County Beautiful for all the great things they do for our community.The Going Green Award went to the Stratford Ecological Center for demonstrating sustainability in our community. Through a donation campaign, the organization installed 154 solar panels saving them $9,000 annually and removing 90 percent of operations from the power grid. Stratford also installed a solar car charger and has hosted a solar information workshop for residents. ...

Stratford is honored to have received Keep Delaware County Beautifuls Going Green Award last week! Thanks to all of our supporters who made going solar possible, and Keep Delaware County Beautiful for all the great things they do for our community.


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Congratulations Stratford Ecological Center, keep up the good work!

Congrats. & thank you


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