"Fostering an Appreciation for the Land"

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Farm Connection: 
"Foraging for Wild Plants at Stratford"


bottles of honeyFarm Market!

beets, chamomile, lettuce, swiss chard and other greens!

picture of pollinator - honey bee

Support Stratford

Ecological Center:

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

Stratford sign

How One Person Made a Difference!


"A very special lady passed away on January 1, 2015, leaving a most generous legacy to the Stratford Ecological Center. Her name was Doris Beesley Wyman, and she resided in Port Lavaca, TX. Actually, without Doris and her influence on the founding family, Stratford might not even exist....."


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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. Well will prepare a 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

Volunteer Corner!


Earth Day/Week - A big success at Stratford! With over 120 service sites hosting events in Central Ohio, Stratford did their part for Earth Week!  Thanks to the 127 Volunteers who came to Stratford and logged 251 service hours to plant 1,158 trees, pull garlic mustard and do some land
clean-up during Earth Week!

Summer opportunities!


  • 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.

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

Photo Contest for Young People!

May 1 - August 28!

Take a picture of what Stratford Means to you!


Click for guidelines and how to submit your entry!



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

740-363-2548 • info@stratfordecologicalcenter.org

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