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 Winter 16/17 issue of the Golden Gourd Newsletter or the Members Only.
NEW 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.
The competition is open to all you do not have to be a CGS Member to participate
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
2016 California Gourd Society Statewide Northern & Southern Gourd Art Competition and Exhibit in pictures.
Click on the Renew Membership Button to renew your CGS Membership.