"Fostering an Appreciation for the Land"

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 tails, 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.


Welcome to Stratford Ecological Center



bottles of honeyStratford Honey Available!

The bees at Stratford worked hard all spring and summer to “harvest the sunshine” and make some beautiful honey, and it is now ready for sale!


Farm Market!

The big greenhouse still has plenty of
spinach and minors lettuce!

Stratford sign

It's SPRING and with Spring Comes New Additions to the Stratford Barn Family!

So far there are 13 lambs and
2 calves and 2 chicks with more to come! picture of baby lamb

picture of baby lambCome! Visit our new residents!


picture of calf, Knox

Volunteer Opportunities Await You! No experience necessary!


*Spring Farm & Nature Guides: Share your love of nature by becoming a Farm and Nature Guide!


*Front Desk & Office Assistants: Spend a few hours a week, weekdays
or Saturdays, assisting with office duties and welcoming visitors to Stratford!


*Garden & Greenhouse Helpers: Help in our gardens and greenhouse Tuesdays from 9:30am-12:30pm!


*Farmer’s Helper: Help with preparing and maintaining the fields, animal chores, carpentry, fence building, or other farm maintenance and upkeep!


*Messages from the Earth Guides: Lead students on our trails, through our fields and forest, as they participate in hands-on 5th grade curriculum focused science activities!


* Earth Day/Earth Week Service Site Tree Planting & Garlic Mustard Pull! Stratford is an Earth Day Service Site for the 9th year!


*Special Events Crews: Get involved from planning, to set up and take down, working the event and more!


*Invasive Species Management Teams: Removing invasive species is a constant endeavor!



Contact Jane: 740-363-2548      jane@stratfordecologicalcenter.org


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Good Reading cow


Farm Connection:  New Lambs Bounce from Barn to Backyard


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Stratford Ecological Center • 3083 Liberty Road • Delaware, Ohio • 43015

740-363-2548 • info@stratfordecologicalcenter.org

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