East Meadow Farm

Horticulture Center and Demonstration and Community Gardens at East Meadow Farm

East Meadow Farm

September 2020 COVID-19 Update

Due to our on-going health/safety concerns & the strict NYS protocols regarding the COVID-19 pandemic our Special Activities Center (SAC) and East Meadow Farm (EMF) buildings will remain closed to the public for the next 30 days. The EMF gardens (Community and Demonstration) are now open to the public.

All CCE-NC events, programs and meetings have been moved to an online format until further notice. Please continue to watch our website for specific upcoming events.

You may call or email us anytime and we will return your call as quickly as possible. Our number is 516-832-2591 or you can email us at nassau@cornell.edu. Thank you for your on-going support. Stay safe and healthy.
The CCE-NC Team


Winter Hours will start on October 1, 2020. 

For Garden Diagnostic and Soil Testing Services, please visit our Horticulture Center/East Meadow Farm at 832 Merrick Avenue, East Meadow, NY. Diagnostic drop off service is available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10am to 1:00pm. You will be greeted outside and can drop off the sample with the representative at the desk.

Click here  for the Questionnaire for Diagnosis of Problems

You can also use a Cornell University partner lab., Dairy One https://dairyone.com/ that is open and accepting soil samples by mail. You will have results back to you within 10-14 days and they will provide Cornell recommendations.

Use Form H https://dairyone.com/download/agronomy-submission-form-h/?wpdmdl=13841&refresh=5ebd6b8234a561589472130

For questions about submitting a soil sample please call the Dairy-One Laboratory directly at (607) 375-9962 or (800) 344-2697 (ask for soil lab customer service) or go to https://dairyone.com/services/agronomy-services/soil-analysis/

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


On March 19, 2012 our horticulture department relocated to a new farm building acquired by Nassau County through the Federal Open Land Act. The building is on 2 1/2 acres of organic farm land centrally located in East Meadow at:

832 Merrick Avenue
East Meadow, NY 11554
516-565-5265

Diagnostic Information Center — CCE Staff and trained Master Gardeners assist members and non members with counter visits, soil pH tests, and phone calls. 

Horticulture Hotline and Diagnostic Information Center hours can be found here.

Some of the services provided are:

  • Plants and lawn care
  • Indoor and outdoor insects 
  • Growing fruits and vegetables

Our Community Gardens are a wonderful way to bring horticulture and gardening to a community that may have limited space. For more information on our Community Gardens, visit our Community Gardens page. 

Our Demonstration Gardens at East Meadow Farm are maintained by Master Gardeners. Admission is free and they are open every day from dawn to dusk. 

Our demonstration gardens include:

  • Rose Garden
  • Dahlia Garden
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Herb Garden
  • Compost demonstration area
  • Mini Arboretum
  • Vegetable Garden

Contact

Mary Callanan
EMF Garden/Farm Coordinator
mc2754@cornell.edu
516-565-5265 Ext. 18

Last updated September 25, 2020