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


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Programs & Events

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Tue 23

Small Farmers

July 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Fri 26

Book Talks: Coal

July 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Aug 08

Enchanted Evening

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Aug 10

Family Farm Chores

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Aug 10

Beekeeping: Fall Management and Winter Prep

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Youth Photography Exhibit and Contest

May 1 – August 12

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Honeyhoney hive

Honey Heist & Bee Adventure

A unique, exciting, opportunity that you can only experience at STRATFORD ECOLOGICAL CENTER! These one of a kind events will take you on a journey from flower, to hive, to honey house, to bottle as YOU harvest the honey right from the hives!! COST: $40/person

  • Saturday, July 20th 10am-1pm

SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS UNIQUE EVENT!    image of register online button

Farm Market

Stafford’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 lamb. Individual cuts, halves & wholes. Please call ahead for halves/wholes!
*Grass fed beef available
*Pork available
*Pick your own produce in the greenhouse!
*Local Latshaw Honey!
*Spotted Salamander handmade soap!

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supporters and partners!


Geo-Thermal DonationAEP Donation

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.

What Stratford is All About

Volunteer Corner!

Farm Camp Helpers –  Opportunities throughout the summer include helping campers learn to fish at the pond!

Enchanted Evening Auction Committee – Assist by soliciting local businesses for auction item donations, or by cataloging items.

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or contact Emily at emily@stratfordecologicalcenter.org or 740-363-2548