Life in Delaware County

New Lager Features Stratford Ecological Center Honey

28 Apr , 2019  

Updated. With the Earth Day release of Helios, a Rustic Lager brewed with sustainable ingredients, Land-Grant Taproom is proud to continue their annual Sun-Grant series of beers. Named for and inspired by the Sun-Grant Association, a group of land-grant universities that research and develop sustainable and environmentally friendly bio-based energy alternatives, Sun-Grant beers are brewed using sustainable techniques and ingredients.

This year’s beer features local honey from the Stratford Ecological Center near Delaware, Pilsner malt from Haus Malts in Cleveland, Michigan grown Triple Pearl hops and a Kveik yeast strain that ferments at an energy efficient lower temperature. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Learn How To Prune Your Brambles

5 Mar , 2019  

Have fruit trees? One fact about managing those plants is that they should be pruned each and every year. And, if you are unaware of how that should be accomplished, you’re in luck.

The Stratford Ecological Center is holding a Fruit Tree & Bramble Pruning Class from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM on March 30. More…

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Learn About A Hobby With A Buzz

21 Feb , 2019  

Ever thought about keeping bees but not know where to start?

An upcoming class at the Stratford Ecological Center is the perfect starting point to find out if beekeeping is for you. An overview of what is really involved in becoming a beekeeper: equipment, costs, time commitments, challenges, education, as well as exploring the motivations and expectations that you may have about bees. More…

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Register Today For Maple Sugar Tours

1 Feb , 2019  

Each late winter and early spring, the sap is ready. The stored-up starch in the trunks and roots of maple trees is converted into sugar. This sap is heated to remove the excess water and the concentrate is an amazingly tasty component of many foods and candies.

See this process first-hand by attended a Maple Sugar Tour at Stratford Ecological Center on February 16 and February 23. More…

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Maple Sugar Tour Guides Sought

23 Jan , 2019  

The Stratford Ecological Center is looking for a few people with a passion for maple.

Enjoy kids and nature? The Center is seeking Maple Sugar Tour Guides for February and March. Guide training takes place on February 14 from 9:30 AM to 1 PM. Tours are scheduled during the week and on Saturdays during the sugaring season. More…

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Channel Your Inner Woodcarver

24 Sep , 2018  

As a child, did you try your hand at carving a piece of wood?

For all budding woodcarvers, a Wood Working workshop series at the Stratford Ecological Center next month will give you the chance to learn more about this hobby which has been around for millennia. More…

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