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.



Updated Members check your inbox for the latest Spring 2017 issue of the Golden Gourd Newsletter or the Members Only.

The competitions are open to all you do not have to be a CGS Member to participate.

Double click to download & print the handout for the Northern California Gourd Competition 2017
Hosted by the Folsom and Amador Gourd Artists
at the Orangevale Community Center in Orangevale, CA
September 30 – October 1.

New Double click to download & print the handout for the Southern Gourd Art Competition 2017
Hosted by the Orange County Gourd Society in collaboration with Orange County Carvers Guild - Elk’s Lodge, Santa Ana, CA
October 14 -15
    Click on the Renew Membership Button to renew your CGS Membership.

To report broken links, update contact information, or submit items for the website please contact the webmaster at: webmaster@californiagourdsociety.com                                                                                                                                                                                                             Website updated 051617