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 22 satellite “Gourd Patches” located throughout California and includes approximately 500 members. (Click here to find a Gourd Patch in your area)
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.
We are very pleased to announce two Gourd Art Competitions in 2013. The Southern Competition kicks it off in June, and the Northern Competition in September.
Cash prizes will be given $25 for First Place, $50 for Best of Division and $100 for Best of Show in all Divisions except Youth. Ribbons will also be awarded.
The "Patch" with the most entries in each of the competitions will win $100. If you belong to more then one patch you will need to pick one primary patch per entry.