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 22 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.

PayPal is now working for the BGCoOC Classes, you can find in on the Events Page.

Please note that the password has been changed for the Members Only section as February 1, 2014. Current members have been mailed the new log in information with their membership cards. Please contact CGS Membership VP JoAnn Clark regarding your membership status.

Past issues of the Golden Gourd Newsletter are found in the Members Only section. The current  Winter 13/14 issue is now available for download. This issue provides complete details for both Northern and Southern CA Gourd Art Competition.

Charm Strings being offered at our Annual CGS Fundraiser. 

Website updated MB03/11/14