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


Programs & Events

Register on-line for many programs!

To register on-line, look for:

Click here to register on-line

register by calling:

Mon 23

Kids Clay Class

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue 24

Kids Clay Class

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed 25

Kids Cooking with Christine

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed 25

Kids Clay Class

July 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fri 27

Honey Heist & Bee Adventure

July 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Honey Heist and Bee Adventure!

A unique, exciting, opportunity like nothing you can experience anywhere else! Come out to Stratford’s Honey Bee Hives where YOU will harvest the honey right from the hives!! These one of a kind events will take you on a journey from flower to hive to honey house to bottle as you have a hands on experience harvesting the honey crop at Stratford!Honey Heist

Dates: Choose from 3 heists:
July 27: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
July 28: 9:00 am – noon
July 28: noon – 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!

Enchanted Evening
August 9, 2018
5:30 – 9:30 pm
Columbus Zoo African Event Center

Featuring a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, live jazz music, silent and live auction and a delicious buffet dinner.

Early attendees receive a bonus zoo admission (4:00 – 5:30 pm) prior to the event’s social hour!

Click here to register on-line

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.


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Farm Connections

“Summer Time 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!

*Farm Camp Helpers –  Help campers learn to fish at the pond!

*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.

*Garden & Greenhouses – Assist with our gardens & greenhouse on Tuesdays, 9am – 12:30pm.

For details, contact Emily at emily@stratfordecologicalcenter.org

or click here for more volunteer opportunities>

A big thanks to the volunteers who have spent time researching and restoring the Stratford Cemetery. ...

A big thanks to the volunteers who have spent time researching and restoring the Stratford Cemetery.


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For many of us, it’s an act of love & respect. A couple of our volunteers, including myself, have distant family members laid to rest here in the historical Stratford Cemetery.


Thank you!


Ethan Lander

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