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.


Updated 01/28/2020

Welcome to the "Roaring Gourding 20's!!

We've got new board and committee members.  

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.

Click on the Renew Membership Button to renew your CGS Membership.

CGS Membership makes for a wonderful gift. 

To report broken links, update contact information, or submit items for the website please contact the webmaster at: webmaster@californiagourdsociety.com                                                                                                                                                                                                             Website updated 01/28/2020