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 320 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 08/26/18

The Summer issue of the Golden Gourd has been emailed to our members and can also be found in the Members Only section of the website.

Updated 08/13/18

2018 Gourd Retreat Recap (pictures & videos)
Updated 05/03/18

Southern California Gourd Art Competition 2018 - Hosted by the Orange County Gourd Society  in collaboration with Orange County Carvers Guild.
October 27 & 28, 2018

Updated 03/17/18

California Bay Area Gourd Competition 2018 - Hosted by the Calabash Club of Silicon Valley at the Uesugi Farms, San Martin, CA
October 13 & 14, 2018

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 07/12/18