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 13 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.

Pictured below are some of the Gourd Mosaic and Tile projects these are made and offered by our members for our fundraiser. 

Tickets are $1 each and can be purchased from anyone one of our Gourd Groups or by contacting Sherry Hunga- Moore. Contact information can be found on both the Fundraiser and About Us pages.

Updated 10/07/2020

California Gourd Society

Northern California Gourd Competition 2021

Hosted by the Folsom Gourd Artist and the California Gourd Society

10191 Mills Station Road

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

May6th– 9th, 2021

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The Fall Golden Gourd is now in the Members Only section.


To report broken links, update contact information, or submit items for the website please contact  Mary Bliss at: webmaster@californiagourdsociety.com                                                                                                                                                                                                             Website updated 10/07/2020