3083 Liberty Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015


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Fall 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 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

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Wed 17

Stratford Photography Club Members’ Exhibit

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 17

Leadership as a Practice for Healing the Earth

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu 18

Stratford Photography Club Members’ Exhibit

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 18

Stratford Photography Club

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 19

Stratford Photography Club Members’ Exhibit

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Harvest Fair
September 22, 2018: 10am – 3pm

Harvest Fair Sept. 22

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Congratulations John!John Switzer

A Stratford volunteer and Trustee, John Switzer, was awarded the 2018 Stratford Board Fellow Award for his service and dedication to Stratford. THANK  YOU John for your dedication to Stratford!

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!

Stratford is Now Solar!

But we still need your help to offset the cost of solar panels.

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Stratford has launched a $115,000 capital campaign to fund a  solar array of 156 panels to provide 90% of our electric needs and we are almost there!  With your donation we will achieve our goal sooner!

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

“Watermelon is a Smart Remedy to Revive Hot Hay Makers” 


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!

*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.

*Fall Farm & Nature Guides –  Farm & Nature Spring 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. No experience necessary. We will train you!

For details, contact Emily at emily@stratfordecologicalcenter.org

or click here for more volunteer opportunities>

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Stratford Ecological Center

While hiking through Stratford Woods, be on the look out for this strange looking caterpillar. It is the caterpillar of the spice bush swallowtail. ...

While hiking through Stratford Woods, be on the look out for this strange looking caterpillar. It is the caterpillar of the spice bush swallowtail.Image attachment
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