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January 2020

Book Talks: Youth Adventures

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore a variety of topics ranging from agriculture, nature writers and homesteading. Librarian Liz Barker will help you discover a treasure of great reading. Meets the 4th Friday each  month. Date: Friday, January 24, 2020 Time: 6:30 pm - 8 pm Cost: $10/year. Payment at first meeting attending or on-line:  

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February 2020

Herb Study Group

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 8, 2020

Herb Study This participant–led group has members well versed in the knowledge and use of herbs. During the December in-home luncheon members brainstorm to create the following year’s monthly programs. The group maintains Stratford’s herb garden during the meeting, gaining valuable hands-on experience. Members share in the harvest from the garden. Whether a new herbalist or a pro, all are made welcome. Time: 1pm- 3pm Cost: $10/year Payment at first meeting attending OR pay on-line!

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Organic Gardening for Adults

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn simple organic gardening techniques that will have your neighbors wondering how your garden produce can look so great without using harmful pesticides and herbicides.  From the soil to those pesky bugs, we will explore the basics of organic gardening techniques. $10 per person. Advanced registration required.

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The Importance of Native Plants in Your Garden

February 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Learn about plants native to this region and how they benefit and sustain local wildlife. Participants will receive seed to add to or start their native plant collection. Facilitated by Stratford Ecological Center staff and Delaware County Master Gardener Volunteers. $10 per person Pr-registration required.

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Small Sugarmakers

February 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

What is a Sugarmaker? A Sugarmaker is a farmer who harvests maple syrup. During this special session of Stratford’s Small Farmers program your little farmer will experience the magical process of turning sap into syrup! Dress for the weather to hike through the sugar bush to the sugar shack. Warm up by the wood fired evaporator while you taste sweet maple syrup. We will also stop in the barn to check if any mama sheep had their lambs. For children…

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Stratford Photography Club

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 19, 2020

Calling all photography enthusiasts to become members of our photography club. Monthly meetings will provide an opportunity to share photos and knowledge, learn techniques from local experts, and photograph landscapes, animals, gardens and more. All skill levels welcome! Bring your camera, even if it’s your phone, and wander the fields and forest of Stratford to capture the abundant beauty of the seasons. Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month. Time: 1 pm - 3 pm Cost: $20/year. Payment at first…

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Maple Sugar Tours

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Discover the wonder of this local Ohio natural food.  Join our experienced Sugar Cookers for a hands-on experience in the sugar bush.  Learn how to tap a maple tree, help collect sap, experience the evaporation process in the sugar shack, while spending time in Stratford’s beautiful forest! $4 per person Tours are an hour long. Limited spots - Pre registration required  

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Book Talks: Desert Worlds

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore a variety of topics ranging from agriculture, nature writers and homesteading. Librarian Liz Barker will help you discover a treasure of great reading. Meets the 4th Friday each  month. Date: Friday, February 28, 2020 Time: 6:30 pm - 8 pm Cost: $10/year. Payment at first meeting attending or on-line:  

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Maple Sugar Tours

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Discover the wonder of this local Ohio natural food.  Join our experienced Sugar Cookers for a hands-on experience in the sugar bush.  Learn how to tap a maple tree, help collect sap, experience the evaporation process in the sugar shack, while spending time in Stratford’s beautiful forest! $4 per person Tours are an hour long. Limited spots - Pre registration required

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March 2020

Maple Sugar Pancake Breakfast

March 7 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Spring has sprung, the sap is flowing, bring your family out to celebrate the season at Stratford! Start the day with a farm fresh breakfast of home-made whole wheat pancakes, Stratford sausage and local maple syrup.  Then enjoy a hike along the creek to the sugar shack, learning all about the sugaring process. Don’t forget to visit the farm animals. There may be a new lamb in the barn! $10/adult, $5/child (2-12). Limited seats - Pre registration required.

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Herb Study Group

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 8, 2020

Herb Study This participant–led group has members well versed in the knowledge and use of herbs. During the December in-home luncheon members brainstorm to create the following year’s monthly programs. The group maintains Stratford’s herb garden during the meeting, gaining valuable hands-on experience. Members share in the harvest from the garden. Whether a new herbalist or a pro, all are made welcome. Time: 1pm- 3pm Cost: $10/year Payment at first meeting attending OR pay on-line!

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Stratford Photography Club

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 19, 2020

Calling all photography enthusiasts to become members of our photography club. Monthly meetings will provide an opportunity to share photos and knowledge, learn techniques from local experts, and photograph landscapes, animals, gardens and more. All skill levels welcome! Bring your camera, even if it’s your phone, and wander the fields and forest of Stratford to capture the abundant beauty of the seasons. Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month. Time: 1 pm - 3 pm Cost: $20/year. Payment at first…

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Book Talks: Nutrition Chain

March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore a variety of topics ranging from agriculture, nature writers and homesteading. Librarian Liz Barker will help you discover a treasure of great reading. Meets the 4th Friday each  month. Date: Friday, March 27, 2020 Time: 6:30 pm - 8 pm Cost: $10/year. Payment at first meeting attending or on-line:  

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April 2020

Herb Study Group

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 8, 2020

Herb Study This participant–led group has members well versed in the knowledge and use of herbs. During the December in-home luncheon members brainstorm to create the following year’s monthly programs. The group maintains Stratford’s herb garden during the meeting, gaining valuable hands-on experience. Members share in the harvest from the garden. Whether a new herbalist or a pro, all are made welcome. Time: 1pm- 3pm Cost: $10/year Payment at first meeting attending OR pay on-line!

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Stratford Photography Club

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 19, 2020

Calling all photography enthusiasts to become members of our photography club. Monthly meetings will provide an opportunity to share photos and knowledge, learn techniques from local experts, and photograph landscapes, animals, gardens and more. All skill levels welcome! Bring your camera, even if it’s your phone, and wander the fields and forest of Stratford to capture the abundant beauty of the seasons. Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month. Time: 1 pm - 3 pm Cost: $20/year. Payment at first…

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Book Talks: Future Food

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore a variety of topics ranging from agriculture, nature writers and homesteading. Librarian Liz Barker will help you discover a treasure of great reading. Meets the 4th Friday each  month. Date: Friday, March 27, 2020 Time: 6:30 pm - 8 pm Cost: $10/year. Payment at first meeting attending or on-line:  

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May 2020

Herb Study Group

May 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 8, 2020

Herb Study This participant–led group has members well versed in the knowledge and use of herbs. During the December in-home luncheon members brainstorm to create the following year’s monthly programs. The group maintains Stratford’s herb garden during the meeting, gaining valuable hands-on experience. Members share in the harvest from the garden. Whether a new herbalist or a pro, all are made welcome. Time: 1pm- 3pm Cost: $10/year Payment at first meeting attending OR pay on-line!

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Stratford Photography Club

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 19, 2020

Calling all photography enthusiasts to become members of our photography club. Monthly meetings will provide an opportunity to share photos and knowledge, learn techniques from local experts, and photograph landscapes, animals, gardens and more. All skill levels welcome! Bring your camera, even if it’s your phone, and wander the fields and forest of Stratford to capture the abundant beauty of the seasons. Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month. Time: 1 pm - 3 pm Cost: $20/year. Payment at first…

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Book Talks: Kitchen Gardens

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore a variety of topics ranging from agriculture, nature writers and homesteading. Librarian Liz Barker will help you discover a treasure of great reading. Meets the 4th Friday each  month. Date: Friday, May 22, 2020 Time: 6:30 pm - 8 pm Cost: $10/year. Payment at first meeting attending or on-line:  

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June 2020

Herb Study Group

June 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Herb Study This participant–led group has members well versed in the knowledge and use of herbs. During the December in-home luncheon members brainstorm to create the following year’s monthly programs. The group maintains Stratford’s herb garden during the meeting, gaining valuable hands-on experience. Members share in the harvest from the garden. Whether a new herbalist or a pro, all are made welcome. Time: 1pm- 3pm Cost: $10/year Payment at first meeting attending OR pay on-line!

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Stratford Photography Club

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 19, 2020

Calling all photography enthusiasts to become members of our photography club. Monthly meetings will provide an opportunity to share photos and knowledge, learn techniques from local experts, and photograph landscapes, animals, gardens and more. All skill levels welcome! Bring your camera, even if it’s your phone, and wander the fields and forest of Stratford to capture the abundant beauty of the seasons. Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month. Time: 1 pm - 3 pm Cost: $20/year. Payment at first…

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Book Talks: Butterflies

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore a variety of topics ranging from agriculture, nature writers and homesteading. Librarian Liz Barker will help you discover a treasure of great reading. Meets the 4th Friday each  month. Date: Friday, June 26, 2020 Time: 6:30 pm - 8 pm Cost: $10/year. Payment at first meeting attending or on-line:  

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July 2020

Herb Study Group

July 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Herb Study This participant–led group has members well versed in the knowledge and use of herbs. During the December in-home luncheon members brainstorm to create the following year’s monthly programs. The group maintains Stratford’s herb garden during the meeting, gaining valuable hands-on experience. Members share in the harvest from the garden. Whether a new herbalist or a pro, all are made welcome. Time: 1pm- 3pm Cost: $10/year Payment at first meeting attending OR pay on-line!

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Stratford Photography Club

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 19, 2020

Calling all photography enthusiasts to become members of our photography club. Monthly meetings will provide an opportunity to share photos and knowledge, learn techniques from local experts, and photograph landscapes, animals, gardens and more. All skill levels welcome! Bring your camera, even if it’s your phone, and wander the fields and forest of Stratford to capture the abundant beauty of the seasons. Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month. Time: 1 pm - 3 pm Cost: $20/year. Payment at first…

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Book Talks: Glaciers

July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore a variety of topics ranging from agriculture, nature writers and homesteading. Librarian Liz Barker will help you discover a treasure of great reading. Meets the 4th Friday each  month. Date: Friday, July 24, 2020 Time: 6:30 pm - 8 pm Cost: $10/year. Payment at first meeting attending or on-line:

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August 2020

Herb Study Group

August 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Herb Study This participant–led group has members well versed in the knowledge and use of herbs. During the December in-home luncheon members brainstorm to create the following year’s monthly programs. The group maintains Stratford’s herb garden during the meeting, gaining valuable hands-on experience. Members share in the harvest from the garden. Whether a new herbalist or a pro, all are made welcome. Time: 1pm- 3pm Cost: $10/year Payment at first meeting attending OR pay on-line!

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Stratford Photography Club

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 19, 2020

Calling all photography enthusiasts to become members of our photography club. Monthly meetings will provide an opportunity to share photos and knowledge, learn techniques from local experts, and photograph landscapes, animals, gardens and more. All skill levels welcome! Bring your camera, even if it’s your phone, and wander the fields and forest of Stratford to capture the abundant beauty of the seasons. Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month. Time: 1 pm - 3 pm Cost: $20/year. Payment at first…

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Book Talks: Tashs Tudor & Beatrix Potter

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore a variety of topics ranging from agriculture, nature writers and homesteading. Librarian Liz Barker will help you discover a treasure of great reading. Meets the 4th Friday each  month. Date: Friday, August 28, 2020 Time: 6:30 pm - 8 pm Cost: $10/year. Payment at first meeting attending or on-line:  

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September 2020

Herb Study Group

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 8, 2020

Herb Study This participant–led group has members well versed in the knowledge and use of herbs. During the December in-home luncheon members brainstorm to create the following year’s monthly programs. The group maintains Stratford’s herb garden during the meeting, gaining valuable hands-on experience. Members share in the harvest from the garden. Whether a new herbalist or a pro, all are made welcome. Time: 1pm- 3pm Cost: $10/year Payment at first meeting attending OR pay on-line!

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Stratford Photography Club

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 19, 2020

Calling all photography enthusiasts to become members of our photography club. Monthly meetings will provide an opportunity to share photos and knowledge, learn techniques from local experts, and photograph landscapes, animals, gardens and more. All skill levels welcome! Bring your camera, even if it’s your phone, and wander the fields and forest of Stratford to capture the abundant beauty of the seasons. Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month. Time: 1 pm - 3 pm Cost: $20/year. Payment at first…

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Book Talks: Horses Then & Now

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore a variety of topics ranging from agriculture, nature writers and homesteading. Librarian Liz Barker will help you discover a treasure of great reading. Meets the 4th Friday each  month. Date: Friday, September 25, 2020 Time: 6:30 pm - 8 pm Cost: $10/year. Payment at first meeting attending or on-line:

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October 2020

Herb Study Group

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 8, 2020

Herb Study This participant–led group has members well versed in the knowledge and use of herbs. During the December in-home luncheon members brainstorm to create the following year’s monthly programs. The group maintains Stratford’s herb garden during the meeting, gaining valuable hands-on experience. Members share in the harvest from the garden. Whether a new herbalist or a pro, all are made welcome. Time: 1pm- 3pm Cost: $10/year Payment at first meeting attending OR pay on-line!

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Stratford Photography Club

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 19, 2020

Calling all photography enthusiasts to become members of our photography club. Monthly meetings will provide an opportunity to share photos and knowledge, learn techniques from local experts, and photograph landscapes, animals, gardens and more. All skill levels welcome! Bring your camera, even if it’s your phone, and wander the fields and forest of Stratford to capture the abundant beauty of the seasons. Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month. Time: 1 pm - 3 pm Cost: $20/year. Payment at first…

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Book Talks: Apples & More

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore a variety of topics ranging from agriculture, nature writers and homesteading. Librarian Liz Barker will help you discover a treasure of great reading. Meets the 4th Friday each  month. Date: Friday, October, 2020 Time: 6:30 pm - 8 pm Cost: $10/year. Payment at first meeting attending or on-line:  

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November 2020

Herb Study Group

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 8, 2020

Herb Study This participant–led group has members well versed in the knowledge and use of herbs. During the December in-home luncheon members brainstorm to create the following year’s monthly programs. The group maintains Stratford’s herb garden during the meeting, gaining valuable hands-on experience. Members share in the harvest from the garden. Whether a new herbalist or a pro, all are made welcome. Time: 1pm- 3pm Cost: $10/year Payment at first meeting attending OR pay on-line!

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Stratford Photography Club

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 19, 2020

Calling all photography enthusiasts to become members of our photography club. Monthly meetings will provide an opportunity to share photos and knowledge, learn techniques from local experts, and photograph landscapes, animals, gardens and more. All skill levels welcome! Bring your camera, even if it’s your phone, and wander the fields and forest of Stratford to capture the abundant beauty of the seasons. Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month. Time: 1 pm - 3 pm Cost: $20/year. Payment at first…

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Book Talks: Plastics

November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore a variety of topics ranging from agriculture, nature writers and homesteading. Librarian Liz Barker will help you discover a treasure of great reading. NOTE: Change of date - Meets the 3rd Friday in November and December Date: Friday, November 20, 2020 Time: 6:30 pm - 8 pm Cost: $10/year. Payment at first meeting attending or on-line:  

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December 2020

Herb Study Group

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 8, 2020

Herb Study This participant–led group has members well versed in the knowledge and use of herbs. During the December in-home luncheon members brainstorm to create the following year’s monthly programs. The group maintains Stratford’s herb garden during the meeting, gaining valuable hands-on experience. Members share in the harvest from the garden. Whether a new herbalist or a pro, all are made welcome. Time: 1pm- 3pm Cost: $10/year Payment at first meeting attending OR pay on-line!

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Book Talks: Conserving Resources

December 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore a variety of topics ranging from agriculture, nature writers and homesteading. Librarian Liz Barker will help you discover a treasure of great reading. NOTE: Change of date - Meets the 3rd Friday in November and December Date: Friday, December 18, 2020 Time: 6:30 pm - 8 pm Cost: $10/year. Payment at first meeting attending or on-line:  

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