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3083 Liberty Road Delaware, Ohio 43015

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We are open to the public:
Monday - Friday,

Sunday and holidays

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A $2 per person or $5 per family donation is appreciated for those wishing to spend time at Stratford.

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"Join us in connecting our children to the earth"

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Stratford Ecological Center is privately owned and operated and relies on no state or federal funding.

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Welcome to Stratford Ecological Center

Stratford sign 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.

Gardening for Clean Water - November 15th, 2014
8:30am to 12pm Registration: 8am 
$5/person (free for Delco customers)

This collaborative initiative will focus on the importance of residential rain gardens and barrels and will feature expert guest speakers, including Amy Dutt from Urban Wild, Ltd. and Sara Ernst of Central Ohio Rain Garden Initiatives, Jonathan Meier from Rain Brothers, and Michael Johnson from Scioto Gardens. Tour Stratford's Edible Rain Gardens and learn about how to build and integrate rain gardens, barrels, and appropriate plants into your landscape. Attendees will have a chance to win a free rain barrel, design and installation (time and labor), with discounts on plant materials from Scioto Gardens!

Pre-registration would be greatly appreciated, but
you can also register at door prior to the workshop.

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Louise Warner, Stratford's Founder, honored by Ohio State University Extension Pickaway County!
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Programs & Events:

October 2014

24 - Book Talks

November 2014

1 - Stratford Fiber Circle
11 - Story Time
11 - Herbal Study
12 - Scout Night
15 - Apple Pie Baking
21 - Book Talks

December 2014

6 -Stratford Fiber Circle
9 - Herbal Study Group
19 - Book Talks

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2013 Annual Report
2013 we celebrated our 20th year of providing children's programming for the central Ohio community!

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Now scheduling:

2014 Fall Field Trips and
2014 Fall Messages from the Earth

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volunteer helping with bee hivesJoin the Stratford Team of Volunteers

Contact Jane: 740-363-2548

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Good Reading

Farm Connection:
Rain Gardens Add Education Opportunity at Stratford

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