Educational Farm & Nature Preserve

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November 28, Stratford will begin our winter hours.
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm


Programs &

"Fostering an Appreciation for the Land"

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 November 26 - 29 and reopen November 30.

Welcome to Stratford Ecological Center

Stratford sign





Now accepting applications for 2016 Internships!


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Thank you Farm & Nature and Messages Guides

for a wonderful fall field trip season!


1,307 children visited Stratford on Fall Farm & Nature Field Trips this season, and 662 children visited on Messages from the Earth Field Trips!



Get Ready for Giving Tuesday - Dec 1!

Give the Gift of Farm Camp!


Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back.


This Giving Tuesday, your donation to Stratford will go directly to help send a financially, underprivileged child to Farm Camp in 2016!  Change a life and send a kid to camp!


Donate to Stratford on Giving Tuesday


Click to learn more about #GivingTuesday

Camp Registration opens
January 16, 2016!


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Kubota Tractor Corporation has chosen Stratford

as a new community partner in their North Central USA region! .Stratford is excited about our continuing  partnership Kubota!



  • Farm & Field Trip Guides:
    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
  • Invasive Species Volunteers: Every Tuesday & Thursday -9:30am-12:30pm

Please contact Jane for all the details: or click here>

Louise Warner:

inducted into the Delaware County Agricultural Hall of Fame and recipient of the Spirit of Philanthropy Award!

Clyde Gosnell: recipient of the 2015 Odysseus Award!



Farm Connection:
"Sufficient Winter Feed at Stratford Ecological Center"
by Pauline Scott

"2015 Stratford Ecological Center Bird Trail Report"

By Paula Ziebarth
 Read about Stratford's Purple Martins at Stratford!>

Support Stratford

Ecological Center:

Link to Delware County Community Market
Link to Kroger Community Rewards


The greenhouse has a variety of greens available for picking.


Lamb available!

Includes cuts such as whole leg, loin chops, shoulder roast, ground and more. Option to sub Chorizo for ground.

If ordering half or whole lamb, please call ahead!


picture of Stratford's garden gate

"Join us in connecting our children to the earth"


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

740-363-2548 •

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