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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.
Gardening for Clean Water -
November 15th, 2014
8:30am to 12pm Registration: 8am
$5/person (free for Delco customers)
This collaborative initiative will focus on the importance of residential rain gardens and barrels and will feature expert guest speakers, including Amy Dutt from Urban Wild, Ltd. and Sara Ernst of Central Ohio Rain Garden Initiatives, Jonathan Meier from Rain Brothers, and Michael Johnson from Scioto Gardens. Tour Stratford's Edible Rain Gardens and learn about how to build and integrate rain gardens, barrels, and appropriate plants into your landscape. Attendees will have a chance to win a free rain barrel, design and installation (time and labor), with discounts on plant materials from Scioto Gardens!
Pre-registration would be greatly appreciated, but
you can also register at door prior to the workshop.
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Louise Warner, Stratford's Founder, honored by Ohio State University Extension Pickaway County!
2013 Annual Report
2013 we celebrated our 20th year of providing children's programming for the central Ohio community!
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2014 Fall Field Trips and
2014 Fall Messages from the Earth
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
More opportunities and details >