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 03/30/19
October 19 & 20, 2019
Southern California Gourd Art Show & Competition 2019
Hosted by Orange County Gourd Society in collaboration with Orange County Carvers Guild


Updated 02/26/19
The Winter 2018/2019 issue of the Golden Gourd was emailed 02/17/19. Please check your inbox. 
If you are a current member and not receiving your issue or other CGS communications by email for some reason our email server is blocked by yours or you have opted out. 
If you would please go to the Members Only page and fill out the form at the bottom of the page. 
I hope this will help resolve this problem.
Thank you.
Updated 02/08/19

October 12 & 13 - California Bay Area Gourd Competition 2019 - Hosted by the Calabash Club of Silicon Valley.

If you have already renewed or just joined the next batch of 2019 Welcome letters and Membership Cards were be mail USP after March 28th. 

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 03/28/19