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.
Important Notice - We are in the process of switching website host. We will no longer be updating this site as of September 1, 2016. Look for the new site when updates are complete.
NEW Check you inbox for the latest issue of the Golden Gourd Newsletter or the Members Only
NEW California Gourd Society Statewide Northern Gourd Art Competition and Exhibit Hosted by The Calabash Club of Silicon Valley.
NEW California Gourd Society Statewide Southern Gourd Art Competition and Exhibit. Hosted by The Orange County Gourd Society.
2015 CGS Gourd Art Competition
held at Davis Ranch
More pictures under the Galleries tab - Competitions