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 20

Story Time on the Farm

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fri 23

Book Talks: Homesteading

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sep 10

Herb Study Group

September 10 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Sep 14

Family Farm Chores

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sep 17

Story Time on the Farm

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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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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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 & Nature Guides –  Farm & Nature Fall 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. Must be age 18 and up. No experience necessary. We will train you!

If interested, fill out an application>
or contact Emily at emily@stratfordecologicalcenter.org or 740-363-2548