"Fostering an Appreciation for the Land"


  • Adult Farm Camp: Helpers needed on Saturday, July 25th & Sunday, July 26th.
  • Farm & Field Trip Guides:
    Training is Wed., Sept. 9th & Thurs., Sept. 10th            10am-1pm
    No experience is needed, we will train you!
  • Farm Hands: Come join our crew!
  • Front Desk & Office Assistants: Openings available for weekdays and Saturdays.
  • Garden Helpers :
    Every Tuesday - 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Harvest Fair: Volunteers needed for Stratford's big event on September 26th.
  • Invasive Species Volunteers: Every Tuesday & Thursday -9:30am-12:30pm
  • Messages from the Earth Guides: needed for this fall season. Training is Mon.,  Aug. 24th & Tues., Aug. 25th from 9am-2:30pm.              No experience is needed, we will train you

Please contact Jane for all the details: jane@stratfordecologicalcenter.org or click here>

Book Talks!

Join Librarian Liz Barker for an evening of thoughtful discussion of literary works.
July  24: The Night Sky.
More information, click here>


A Bee or Not a Bee:  That is the Question!

August 13, 6-8pm

Why are all of these "bees" everywhere?
More information, click here>



Support Stratford

Ecological Center:

Link to Delware County Community Market
Link to Kroger Community Rewards
picture of Stratford's garden gate

"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 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.


Welcome to Stratford Ecological Center

bottles of honeyFarm Market!

We still have pork sausage and kielbasa available as well as local products such as honey, maple syrup and handmade soap!

Good Reading!


Farm Connection: 
"An Abundance of Grazing Thanks to the Rains"
by Pauline Scott

Stratford sign

Adult Farm Camp!


Why should the kids have all the fun? Now it's your turn! Arrive Saturday morning with a packed lunch, ready for animal chores and spend the day with the farmer learning the ropes.  Better appreciate the connection between nature and food production. We will prepare apicture of Knox and Socks homegrown dinner and breakfast. Bring your tent, sleep under the stars or in the hay loft!
9am Saturday, July 25 to
noon Sunday July 26


Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling 740-363-2548!

Photo Contest for Young People!

Photo contest picture

May 1 - August 28!

Click for guidelines and how to submit your entry!


Mark your calendars  for the
first ever Free Range Run!




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

740-363-2548 • info@stratfordecologicalcenter.org

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