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We are open to the public:
Monday - Friday,
Sunday and holidays
A $2 per person or $5 per family donation is appreciated for those wishing to spend time at Stratford.
"Join us in connecting our children to the earth"
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.
Stratford will be closed November 27, 28, 29 and 30th
Beginning December 1, Stratford will begin operating on winter hours: Monday - Friday, 9-5; Closed Saturdays and Sundays.
As we woke to our first snow of the season – it forces us to pause and think – “A year has gone by already?” And what a year it has been – primarily because of you!
We couldn’t do we what we do without the endless hours put in by our great volunteers, our generous donors, and of course – you and your children attending the many programs we offer throughout the season.
But just because the snow is flying doesn’t mean that we are done – there are more programs to present in 2014 and plan for 2015, there is still work to be done (farming and preserve management are 24/7 – year-round ventures) and still bills to pay. So keep our website and e-updates dialed in as we gear-up for 2015.
From the staff and board of the Stratford Ecological Center:
THANK YOU for another great record year and more countless memories! Let’s do it again!
2013 Annual Report
2013 we celebrated our 20th year of providing children's programming for the central Ohio community!
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Remembering Bob Bargar
As an organization that relies on its friends, volunteers and donors to fulfill our mission, and reaps the energy of all of its "well-wishers", Stratford has lost one of its best, Bob Bargar, as he and his wife, June Bargar have been all of the aforementioned, and then some. Bob and June have been supporters and ambassadors of Stratford since its inception, therefore the memories of him and his family run deep and wide.
Those that knew Bob are invited to join June and her family at Stratford to share their memories of him and in memory of him.
Thank you Bob, for your richness in thought, kindness and deed!
in Memory of Robert Roscoe Bargar
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Please join the family any time between 2:00pm and 8:00pm
To be held at the Stratford Ecological Center, Delaware, Ohio
Stratford Farm & Nature Guides: No experience needed!
Messages from the Earth Guides:
Invasive Species Management Team: An opportunity to explore, learn and safeguard Stratford’s natural ecosystems!
Other opportunities: Artist, Story Teller, Garden & Greenhouse Helpers, Farmer’s Helper, Front Desk & Office Assistants
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