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Stratford Ecological Center

March 2018

Spring Seed Swap

March 24, 2018 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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Free

Bring your seeds, plants, catalogs, and skills to share. Be inspired by other gardeners and take a tour of Stratford’s naturally heated greenhouse. Leave with new seeds and plants! No registration required – Free!

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Grow Native Workshop

March 24, 2018 11:30 am @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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$20

Naturalist Bob Harter will explain the proper seed germination and cultivation techniques of native plants. Also share the importance of native plants to our environment, including where and how they grow. Each participant will receive a packet of seeds to take home. Information sheets will be available. $20 per person, advanced registration is required. Register at http://stratfordecologicalcenter.org/

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Seed Starting at Stratford Ecological Center

March 24, 2018 11:30 am @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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$10

Learn the basics of starting your favorite veggies, herbs and flowers from seed. From the right organic soil mixture to watering and lighting, you will come away with confidence to grow your own plants for your garden. $10 per person, advanced registration is required. Register at www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org.

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April 2018

Llama & Sheep Shearing Day

April 21, 2018 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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$5 – $15

Bring the whole family to Stratford’s shearing day. Stratford will provide visitors with a woolly experience when the resident sheep and llamas receive their annual shearing. The flock will be shorn throughout the day, and our shearers will interpret the process from start to finish. Your family can visit stations to learn how wool is processed, participate in hands-on fiber projects, visit the barn and walk the farm. No registration needed. $5/person or $15/Family of 4.

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May 2018

Free Solar Information Session

May 14, 2018 7:00 pm @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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Free

Find out how your home, farm, business, church, school, can benefit from going solar. It’s less expernsive than you think. That’s why more and more people are going solar. You can save the planet and save money too! This free information session is presented by Delaware County Solar, Third Sun Solar and Stratford Ecological Center.

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June 2018

Square Dance at Stratford Ecological Center

June 8, 2018 7:00 pm @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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$5

Please join us at Stratford Ecological Center for a traditional hoe down square dance, called by Cheryl Hagerty. Dances will be basic enough for the beginner but varied enough for the experienced dancer. Some novelty and folk dances will be provided between tips. This would be a great opportunity for school aged children and their families to enjoy an evening of dancing together. $5/person, pay at the door.

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Photography Workshop for Kids

June 13, 2018 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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$5

Young photographers of all skill levels will have fun with instructor Pat Henneforth as they tap into their own creativity. A photograph is meant to tell a story, and in this class students will learn how to use their camera to accomplish this goal. There will be a brief presentation including key elements of photography, before participants head outside to capture pictures of Stratford’s farm animals, gardens, forest, and fields. Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle and a…

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Beekeeping Boot Camp: Hive Splitting

June 16, 2018 1:00 pm @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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$50

Splitting a hive can be a great way to increase the number of hives, help manage swarming, or make a few nucs for sale. This workshop focuses on proven ways to make a healthy, vigorous splits that will quickly lead to strong, establishes colonies. $50 per adult. Advanced registration required at www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org or 740-363-2548.

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July 2018

Central Ohio Communities Project Chautaqua Celebration

July 14, 2018 3:00 pm @ 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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FREE

Sponsored by the Central Ohio Communities Project whose mission is to fight the climate crisis at the local level, with a focus on the Upper Scioto Watershed. The watershed includes communities in Delaware, Union, Marion and Morrow counties. Come join us! 3:00 – 5:30 Working Groups Join us to plan strategies for creating a climate-resilient community for all 5:30 – 6:00 Potluck Dinner Bring a dish & lawn chairs 6:00 – 8:30 Celebrating the Earth the Arts: Drumming, Poetry, Music,…

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Stratford Ecological Center’s Honey Heist

July 27, 2018 5:30 pm @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 28, 2018 12:00 am

An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating indefinitely

Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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$40

A unique, exciting opportunity like nothing you can experience anywhere else in Central Ohio! Come out to Stratford's Honey Bee Hives where YOU will harvest the honey right from the hives! These one of a kind events will take you on a journey from flower to hive to honey house to bottle as you have a hands on experience harvesting the honey crop at Stratford. COST: $40 for the first person * add up to 2 more family members $10…

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Stratford Ecological Center’s Honey Heist

July 28, 2018 9:00 am @ 9:00 am - July 29, 2018 12:00 pm @ 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 28, 2018 12:00 am

An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating indefinitely

Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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$40

A unique, exciting opportunity like nothing you can experience anywhere else in Central Ohio! Come out to Stratford's Honey Bee Hives where YOU will harvest the honey right from the hives! These one of a kind events will take you on a journey from flower to hive to honey house to bottle as you have a hands on experience harvesting the honey crop at Stratford. COST: $40 for the first person * add up to 2 more family members $10…

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September 2018

Harvest Fair

September 22, 2018 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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$5

Help us celebrate the harvest at one of Stratford’s biggest events of the year! Kids of all ages can discover their inner farmer at this family friendly event. Climb a tractor, paint your face, feed the chickens, ride a horse drawn wagon, and hike the trails. It is a great opportunity to get the kids outside to have fun with the Stratford family! $5 per person No registration needed.

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Intro to Home Canning

September 29, 2018 9:00 am @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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$30

Learn how to turn out the very best home canned foods of your own. When your garden flourishes and all your produce ripens at the same time and you have too much to eat fresh. Canning is a great way to preserve those foods you love the most. During this class, you’ll learn the basics of canning tomatoes, sauce and salsa. Prepare to get a little messy. Please bring an apron if you have one. If you already have a…

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October 2018

Fall Family Campfire

October 12, 2018 6:00 pm @ 6:00 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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$10

Arrive at 5pm to visit the animals before taking a wagon ride at 6pm along the pastures, prairie and woods to the campfire beside the pond. Explore the prairie paths and banks of the pond before roasting hotdogs and marshmallows. Settle down with a cup of hot cider to listen to a story and join a sing-along. Return in the dark on an optional night hike to the patio where each child may choose a pumpkin to take home. This…

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Leadership as a Practice for Healing the Earth

October 17, 2018 6:00 pm @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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This workshop is designed for people working with environmental issues, climate change action, outdoor education, for those taking leadership roles in business, fundraising, k-12 and college classrooms, as well as anyone concerned about how to support the healing of the earth in this threatening time. It acknowledges that such work, while deeply rewarding, can also sap our own personal connection with the planet we love, as tasks, planning, meetings, and the larger agenda leave us with little room for our…

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November 2018

Bulk Honey Sale

November 10, 2018 9:30 am @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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$7.50

BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINER to fill with ‘hive ripened, hand harvested’ honey from Stratford Ecological Center during our Bulk Honey Sale!! Honey makes a perfect holiday gift! Due to the large demand we have a 2 QUART PER PERSON LIMIT! Honey is $7.50/pound 1 quart of honey will cost about $23 We will only have about 250 pounds of honey in our bottling tank, and it goes FAST! We often sell out within two hours, and once it’s gone, it’s…

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February 2019

Maple Sugar Tours

February 16, 2019 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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$4.00

Discover the wonder of this local Ohio natural food. Join our experienced Sugar Cookers for a hands-on experience in the sugar bush. Learn how to tap a maple tree, help collect sap, experience the evaporation process in the sugar shack, while spending time in Stratford’s beautiful forest! Hour long tours begin every half hour from 10am to Noon. $4 per person – Advanced registration required at www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org.

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Maple Sugar Tours

February 16, 2019 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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$4.00

Discover the wonder of this local Ohio natural food. Join our experienced Sugar Cookers for a hands-on experience in the sugar bush. Learn how to tap a maple tree, help collect sap, experience the evaporation process in the sugar shack, while spending time in Stratford’s beautiful forest! Local maple syrup will be available for purchase. Hour long tours begin every half hour from 10am to Noon. $4 per person – Advanced registration required on www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org

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Maple Sugar Tours

February 23, 2019 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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$4.00

Discover the wonder of this local Ohio natural food. Join our experienced Sugar Cookers for a hands-on experience in the sugar bush. Learn how to tap a maple tree, help collect sap, experience the evaporation process in the sugar shack, while spending time in Stratford’s beautiful forest! Hour long tours begin every half hour from 10am to Noon. $4 per person – Advanced registration required at www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org

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Maple Sugar Tours

February 23, 2019 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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$4.00

Discover the wonder of this local Ohio natural food. Join our experienced Sugar Cookers for a hands-on experience in the sugar bush. Learn how to tap a maple tree, help collect sap, experience the evaporation process in the sugar shack, while spending time in Stratford’s beautiful forest! Local Maple Syrup will be available for purchase. Hour long tours begin every half hour from 10am to Noon. $4 per person – Advanced registration required at www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org

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March 2019

Maple Sugar Pancake Breakfast

March 2, 2019 8:00 am @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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$5 – $10

Spring has sprung, the sap is flowing, bring your family out to celebrate the season at Stratford! Start the day with a farm fresh breakfast of home-made whole wheat pancakes, Stratford sausage and local maple syrup. Then enjoy a hike along the creek to the sugar shack learning all about the sugaring process. Don’t forget to visit the farm animals. There may be a new lamb in the barn! $10/adult and $5/child. Advanced Registration required. Register online at www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org

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Spring Seed Swap

March 30, 2019 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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Free

Bring your seeds, plants, catalogs and skills to share. No registration required – Free! Happening at Stratford Ecological Center

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April 2019

Llama & Sheep Shearing Day

April 27, 2019 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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$5.00

Bring the whole family to Stratford’s llama and sheep shearing day. Stratford will provide visitors with a wooly experience when the resident sheep and llamas receive their annual shearing. The flock will be shorn throughout the day, and our shearers will interpret the process from start to finish. Your family can visit stations to learn how wool is processed. Participate in hands-on fiber projects, visit the barn and walk the farm. No registration needed. $5 per person.

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June 2019

Youth Smartphone Photography Workshop

June 20, 2019 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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$5.00

Want to take better pictures with your smartphone?Join Photographer Cheri Brent for an in-depth review of your smartphone(any), camera menus, tips on creative composition and editing apps. After the presentation we will go outside to practice what we have learned, followed by a critique and questions & answer session. For youth, ages 8-18. Cost: $5 Limited spots - advanced registration is required at www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org or call 740-363-2548.

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July 2019

Honey Heist & Bee Adventure

July 13, 2019 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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$40.00

A unique, exciting opportunity that you can only experience at Stratford Ecological Center! This one of a kind event will take you on a journey from flower, to hive, to honey house, to bottle as you harvest the honey right from the hives!! Cost: $40/person Space is limited, advanced registration required. For ages 10 and up and Adults

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Honey Heist & Bee Adventure

July 20, 2019 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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$40.00

A unique, exciting opportunity that you can only experience at Stratford Ecological Center! This one of a kind event will take you on a journey from flower, to hive, to honey house, to bottle as you harvest the honey right from the hives!! Cost: $40/person Space is limited, advanced registration required. For ages 10 & up, and Adults.

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September 2019

Stratford’s Harvest Fair

September 28, 2019 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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$5.00

Help us celebrate the harvest at one of Stratford’s biggest events of the year! Kids of all ages can discover their inner farmer at this family friendly event. Climb a tractor, paint your face, feed the chickens, ride a horse drawn wagon, and hike the trails. It is a great opportunity to get the kids outside to have fun with the Stratford family! Don’t forget to bring The Best of Your Bounty to display during the Harvest Fair. No registration…

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October 2019

Fall Family Campfire

October 11, 2019 5:00 pm @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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$10.00

Arrive at 5pm to visit the animals before taking a wagon ride at 6pm along the pastures, prairie and woods to the campfire beside the pond. Explore the prairie paths and banks of the pond before roasting hotdogs and marshmallows. Settle down with a cup of hot cider to listen to a story and join a sing-along. Return in the dark on an optional night hike to the patio where each child may choose a pumpkin to take home. This…

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February 2020

Maple Sugar Tours

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on February 29, 2020 12:00 am at 10:00 am

Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware,OH43015United States
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$4.00

February 22 & 29, 10am - 1pm Discover the wonder of this local Ohio natural food. Join our experienced Sugar Cookers for a hands-on experience in the sugar bush. Learn how to tap a maple tree, help collect sap, experience the evaporation process in the sugar shack, while spending time in Stratford’s beautiful forest! Tours are an hour long. $4/person. Limited spots. Advanced registration required at www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org

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