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Fostering an Appreciation
for the Land

Stratford in the Summer

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Dear Friends of Stratford,

Stratford is closed to the public. Our closure includes all Stratford property:  the buildings, trails, farm & land.
All programs have been canceled. We will reevaulate and update as appropriate.

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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. 

Homestead Series for Kids

New! Beginner Farmer Growing Collaborative

This new program series on regenerative farming begins Thursday, May 21 and continues every Thursday thru August 6 with a livestream at 4pm.

Beginners to experts are welcome!

View the full schedule here>

View on YouTube here>

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Farm Connection

“Who Knew What Volunteers Would Miss at Stratford?”
By Pauline Scott
Farm & Nature Guide, Board of Trustees

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Volunteer Corner!

Looking for a way to volunteer while we are closed?
We would love to receive written pieces about yourself and why you choose to spend time volunteering at Stratford! You could also share a story/memory of a time at Stratford. With permission, we will share these in future newsletters and on social media. Please email your pieces to emily@stratfordecologicalcenter.org.

What Stratford is All About


Nature’s Whispering –
Here is What I Hear!

Thank you to those who submitted poetry during out spring and summer collection!
Each month we will feature some of the poetry in the newsletter, and then add it on our website.

Check out the last few month’s poems!

“Stratford”

“Winter’s Warmth”

“Seasons transitions”

“Nature’s Symphony”

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supporters and partners!

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Dear Friends of Stratford,

Stratford is closed to the public. Our closure includes all Stratford property:  the buildings, trails, farm & land.
All programs have been canceled. We will reevaulate and update as appropriate.

Consistent with Ohio Governor DeWine’s announced closure of all K-12 schools in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stratford Ecological Center will close to the public starting on Monday, March 16, 2020.   As this situation evolves, Stratford administrators will closely monitor and comply with both State and Federal guidance.  Our intention is to welcome you back to Stratford as soon as it is prudent and in the best interest of our students, families, friends, dedicated staff and generous volunteers. 


Even though Stratford will be closed to the public, the farm is alive with activity.  The farm animals are being fed and watered, eggs collected, and beehives maintained.  Dozens of newborn lambs, chicks, goats, calves and piglets are being tended.  Farm fields and machinery are being prepared for Spring planting.  Please know that the entire Stratford team is working hard and eagerly awaiting your return.

In the meantime, continue to care for your loved ones, support your community and protect the earth.