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Spring is in the Air: Castro Adobe Open House
May 7 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
May flowers! Flora was important on the Rancho in the 1800s. Cows were the main source of income for Californios, and in times of drought, cows ate cactus as the plant was able to retain water for long periods. People also prepared cactus — or nopales — in the cocina for their own nourishment. The nearby redwoods were used in the construction of the roof of the Castro adobe, and various grasses, including tule grass, were mixed with other ingredients to help make adobe bricks. Visit us at our open house and learn more about how the people of Alta California used the world around them.
This event requires pre-registration. Reserve your 90-minute tour of the Castro Adobe at our next open house event at: https://santacruzstateparks.as.me/CastroAdobeOpenHouse