At this time, to address the current health crisis, Urban Adamah is taking extensive precautions to keep both our valued community and employees safe and healthy.
Urban Adamah has suspended all scheduled programming and closed our site to the public through the end of Shelter-in-Place. This includes our Summer Camp and Summer Fellowship.
Our work is premised on a belief that there is deep meaning and strength created in community. This is even more the case in stressful times. We are continuing to invite people into virtual community, and to help people maintain a sense of connection, even as we all act in ways to limit the spread of COVID-19.
In addition to the work we’re doing, we encourage you to find ways to remain in and deepen personal and communal connections:
- Go for walks with friends or a neighbor who might be struggling with social isolation
- Continue to find ways to connect virtually with individuals and groups you would normally meet in person, consider attending our virtual community online programs
- Light Shabbat candles with friends by phone / video
- Create a virtual song circle, informal support group, or meditation group
While the farm is closed and programming is suspended, we will continue to ensure the farm is a healthy place to return to when Shelter-in-Place ends. We will be ready to welcome people back in person as soon as that’s possible. This will include:
- Continuing to employ rigorous cleaning protocols
- Overviewing disease-spread prevention protocols with staff
We know that during stressful times, people may direct their fear or anxiety toward others. Let’s each do our part to offer a little more support and compassion to family, friends, and strangers as we all go through this difficult time.
Sending wishes for health and fortitude.
Urban Adamah’s campus is fully compliant with ADA guidelines.
All program spaces and agricultural production facilities are wheelchair accessible. Most paths on the site, except those that are in growing fields, are made of decomposed granite (DG) which supports wheelchairs well except when there is heavy rain. We do sometimes have construction projects taking place which temporarily limit accessibility. Details regarding what is currently accessible can be found below. We welcome suggestions about how we might make our site and programs more universally accessible.
Urban Adamah’s main parking lot has 16 spaces including one wheelchair accessible parking space. There is limited onsite parking, but street parking is often available on Sixth Street and Harrison Street.
Urban Adamah’s indoor program spaces, our tent and yurt, easily accommodate wheelchairs. We are happy to reserve space for wheelchairs either near the entrance or near the front row, depending on set-up. To reserve a wheelchair space, please contact us. Both spaces have heat. The yurt and main tent have low, ambient lighting and feature foldable chairs for seating. The yurt also has floor cushions for seating.
Our Outdoor Gather Area, adjacent to main tent, is wheelchair accessible with a DG surface and is in the full sun with several benches for seating.
Our Shaded Gather Area has a ground cover of wood chips, which works for some, but not all wheelchairs.
Our Program Field has a ground surface that is artificial lawn on a gravel base. It is wheelchair accessible, in full sun, and has several benches for seating.
Urban Adamah has four fully accessible public restrooms.
All gender bathroom and individual/family bathroom: located on the Northeast side of our office building and can be accessed in wheelchairs via the DG and concrete path that wraps around the East side of the building.
Men’s bathroom and women’s bathroom: located in the bathhouse, adjacent to the yurt. Both have a wheelchair accessible toilet and shower.
The orchard where the chickens roam and the greenhouses are wheelchair accessible. The goat pen sits roughly 6 feet from the DG pathway. The chicken coop is roughly 20 feet from the DG pathway. There are wheelchair accessible raised beds in the children’s garden and more will be built on the edge of the main farm field in 2019.
Urban Adamah’s office is wheelchair accessible. A concrete pathway leads from the parking lot, around the West side of the building, to a DG path and then a concrete ramp that leads to our main door on the South side of the building.
Urban Adamah’s parking lot is fully lit at night, and all DG pathways are lined with lights. Our outdoor lighting is intentionally not bright to maintain an evening / nightime ambience after sunset.
Urban Adamah does not currently have a scent-free policy. We use all-natural soaps, some of which contain essential oils. If you have chemical sensitivities and would like us to advertise an event as scent-free, please contact us.
Service animals required for safety are welcome everywhere on campus except within 10 feet of the goats and chickens. However, they should be kept on leash within 5 feet of their owner and not be permitted to run free. Non-service animals are not permitted on the farm for safety and health reasons.
Many of our programs can have a high degree of sensory stimulation and holiday celebration and musical events particularly often draw large numbers of people. There usually are, however, quiet places on the farm (such as the dry creek beds), though some of these are not wheelchair accessible. The pedestrian pathway along Codornices Creek on the northern border of our site is also usually a quiet area; feel free to leave the path and wander around the creek. If you plan to attend a program and would like to request that we make an indoor quiet zone available, please contact us. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.
We are located at the corner of 6th St and Harrison St – 1151 6th St, Berkeley, CA 94710.
In a car: take I-580/I-80, exit at Gilman Street in Berkeley. Head east five blocks. Turn left onto 6th St. Continue one block to the farm on the right.
Via AC Transit: take the 72/72R/72M along San Pablo Avenue. Use the Harrison Street/Gilman Street stop. Continue west five blocks to 6th St. Visit Actransit.org for more information.
Via BART: the farm is a 1.5 mile walk or car service ride from the North Berkeley station. Visit bart.gov for more information.
Do you have any accessibility related questions, concerns, or suggestions?
Or, if you would like to bring a specific group with special needs to Urban Adamah, we would be happy to explore how we can adapt our programs to meet the needs of group members.