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
Stratford will be closed Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21

 

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Public
Programs & Events

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Fri 26

Book Talks: Mushrooms

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 27

Llama & Sheep Shearing Day

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
May 04

Beekeeping: Feeding & Nutrition

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 07

Woodcarving Spring Series

May 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Llama & Sheep Shearing Day
April 27
10 am – 3 pm

Bring the whole family to Stratford’s llama and sheep shearing day.  Stratford will provide visitors with a wooly experience when the resident sheep and llamas receive their annual shearing.  The flock will be shorn throughout the day, and our shearers will interpret the process from start to finish.  Your family can visit stations to learn how wool is processed.  Participate in hands-on fiber projects, visit the barn and walk the farm. No registration needed.
$20 per family of 4, $5 each additional person

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!

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, kale and spinach currently available. Greens are $4/lb!

*Local Latshaw Honey!

*Spotted Salamander handmade soap!

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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Stratford is Solar!

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Volunteer Corner!

*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.

For details, contact Emily at emily@stratfordecologicalcenter.org

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The little greenhouse has lots of plants almost ready to go to People In Need, Inc. and the Liberty Community Center's school garden. A big thanks to our community partners in this project, the Delaware County Foundation and the Healthcare Foundation of Delaware County! ...

 

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A great big thanks to Stratford Ecological Center for your part in making this happen!

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