3083 Liberty Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015


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Winter at Stratford

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


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Programs & Events

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Fri 22

Book Talks: Canals

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 23

Maple Sugar Tours

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mar 02

Maple Sugar Pancake Breakfast

March 2 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mar 12

Herb Study Group

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mar 15

Vernal Pool Monitoring

March 15 @ 6:30 pm

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Maple Sugar Season!

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!

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 Connection

“Sea and Sand Versus Rain and Mud” 



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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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. 18+. No experience necessary, we will train you!

*Spring Farm & Nature Guides – If you like nature and kids, you don’t want to pass this opportunity up! Lead a small group of students around the farm and nature preserve for hands on exploration. Must be 18+. Training provided.

*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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