"Fostering an Appreciation for the Land"

Volunteer Corner!

Summer fun!


  • Front Desk - Weekdays & Saturdays - Spend a few hours a week assisting at the front desk and welcoming visitors to Stratford.
  • Special Events - Honey Bee Festival (June 27th) and Enchanted Evening (August 15th).  You can get involved from set up, take down, working the event and more.
  • Garden Helpers: Tuesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm.
  • Invasive Species Team: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 10am-12:30pm.
  • Farmer’s Helper - Haying season is here!
  • Fall Farm & Field Trip Guides - Training is Sept. 9th & Sept. 10th, 10am-1pm. No experience needed!
  • Fall Messages from the Earth Guides / Crew Leaders & Giant Leaf Voices - A curriculum focused on science for 5th grade classes. We will train you!

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


Introduction to Woodcarving!

Have you ever looked at a whittled character, an art carving or a wood relief and wondered "could I ever do something like that?" Changes are...you CAN! Join experienced local area woodcarvers for an introduction to woodcarving.

July 2nd, 9th and 16th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

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Fermentation 101!

Learn about the benefits and methods of home

fermentation. Participants will create three

concoctions from Stratford produce to take home!
Adults and families welcome!

July 11th, 10am - 1pm

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Book Talks!

Join Librarian Liz Barker for an evening of thoughtful discussion of literary works.
June 26: Sustainable Living
July  24: The Night Sky.
More information, click here>

Support Stratford

Ecological Center:

Link to Delware County Community Market
Link to Kroger Community Rewards

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.

Stratford will be closed July 3, 4 and 5
Happy 4th of July Weekend!

Welcome to Stratford Ecological Center

bottles of honeyFarm Market!

The greenhouse has

swiss chard, beets, and

green beans! Also available local honey and local hand-made soap!

Good Reading


Farm Connection: 
"Predators, Parasites and Predicting the Weather"
by Jeff Dickinson, Executive Director


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!

Honey Bee Festival information


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

740-363-2548 • info@stratfordecologicalcenter.org

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