Hello and Welcome to the California Gourd Society a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to providing the cultivation, education and fabrication of hard shell gourds to all whom are interested. We are Farmers, Artists, Gardeners, Crafters, Gourd Enthusiast’s, Teachers and individual’s who want to see the history and future of the “Hard Shell Gourd” preserved.

Established in 1997 and incorporated with the American Gourd Society in 1999, CGS is made up of 17 satellite “Gourd Patches” located throughout California and includes approximately 400 members. (Click here to find a Gourd Patch in your area)

We welcome you and encourage you to join the California Gourd Society or CGS as we so lovingly say. You may pay your dues through PayPal or you can print out a membership application and send it in with a check or money order (click here).

The California Gourd Society is also a state chapter of the American Gourd Society and works in conjunction with AGS to promote gourd enthusiasm.

PLEASE feel free to browse and enjoy our site.
The California Gourd Society.


NEW Check you inbox for the latest Fall issue of the Golden Gourd Newsletter or the Members Only.

Please note we are just about ready with the new redesigned CGS Website. For that reason this site is no longer being updated. You will be directed to the new website automatically and will be sent an email when it is complete. Thank you for your patience if you have sent updates.

California Gourd Society Statewide Northern & Southern Gourd Art Competition and Exhibit in pictures.

NEW Call for Teachers
Baskets and Gourds - Containers of Our Culture VII
April 27 – 29, 2018 
Click to download and print Teacher Application - Deadline March 31, 2017
 Special Edition of the Golden Gourd

    Click on the Renew Membership Button to renew your CGS Membership.

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