Classes for Adults


Learn artisanal bread-making techniques including care and feeding of your sourdough starter, bread proofing baskets and bread cooking cloches, and the vital stages of the bread-making process. We’ll discuss the science behind successful bread-making, including types of flour and the chemistry of wheat, water and salt in dough formation. A no-knead sourdough bread will be demonstrated. You will go home with a starter and recipes; the bread made in this course will be easy to re-create at home.

Instructor:  Patricia Davis of Quail Hollow Kitchens delights in teaching farm-style cooking. She has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from UCSD, and was voted Edible Monterey Bay “Best Food Artisan” in 2016. She has been teaching cooking classes since 2013.

Quail Hollow Ranch - Ages 18+
Sun 12/8 11AM-2PM $75/$83 #7779
Sun 1/26 11AM-2PM $75/$83 #7780


Garden Art Mosaic Class 


A great way to celebrate Mother’s Day! Parents and children will find joy in creating a lovely mosaic wall plaque using glass tiles and ceramic pieces. Instruction in basic mosaic techniques and all materials will be provided. Each participant will take home a completed piece of art. The instructor, Nancy Howells, has enjoyed teaching mosaics for many years. *Under age 15 must attend with an adult. A $6 per participant materials fee is due to the instructor the day of the class.  

Quail Hollow Ranch - All ages*
Sun 5/10 1-3PM $40/$44* #7781





Santa Cruz County Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services
979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
General Information (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Phone: (831)