Welcome

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 18 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.




Please note that as of February 1, 2015 the password has changed for the Members Only section . Members will receive by mail the new log on information with their new membership cards, and also by email. Please contact CGS Membership VP JoAnn Clark regarding your membership status.

If you are a current CGS member but are not receiving our emails you may have accidently opted out, you can signup and unlock your email by following this link: http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?llr=fzsvsujab&p=oi&m=1109865974565&sit=zsrggz8gb&f=d6d61b9c-7df3-43fc-a18d-a15b1437673c

The Events, Vendors/Resources, and Members pages has been updated. New and exciting events taking place up and down the state. Keep checking back, more details are coming.



Website updated MB04/06/15 
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CGS is very pleased to announce that we will begin awarding 1st Blue, 2nd Red, and 3rd Yellow Pins in place of ribbons, starting with this years competitions.
The design we're using is one of the three logos that Daniel Montano designed for CGS. Won't these look cool on your apron or hat?

Your first opportunity is at the Capital Woodcarvers and CGS Annual Wood & Gourd Competition May 2 & 3, 2015. Details are at the website Events. Thank you CGS President Barbara Rippetoe for getting the job done!

Ribbons will be on display with your piece and will be available for you to purchase.