Stratford Ecological Center is at 3083 Liberty Road.

Stratford Ecological Center is at 3083 Liberty Road. For more information or to register for the following programs, call 740-363-2548.

* Fiber Circle, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7. (First Saturday of the month). All things fiber. Bring projects; all skill levels welcome. Cost is $10 a year.

* Story Time on the Farm, 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12. Each session has a theme. After hearing the story, children participate in an activity or a craft. Cost is $5 per family.

* Herbal Study Group, 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesdays, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10. Explore the uses of wild and cultivated plants. Call for the topic of each hands-on, participant-led discussion. Cost is $10 a year.

* Farm to Fork, 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16. Local chef Mark Zedella will prepare vegetables, grains and other foods with in-season ingredients. Maximum class size is 24; minimum size is six. Cost is $30 per person. Social hour starts at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7:30 p.m. Reservations required. For details, call number above or email secdavidhoy@aol.com.

* Herbal Study Group, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 16. Explore the uses of wild and cultivated plants. Call for the topic of each hands-on, participant-led discussion. Cost is $10 a year.

* Book Talks, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22 (every fourth Friday except December, when Book Talks will be Dec. 20). Librarian Liz Barker leads discussions of literary works on agriculture, nature, homesteading and more. This night's topic is Pioneers and Indians. The December topic is Winter.