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    Spring 2018 issue
            The American Gourd Society promotes interest in all activities relating to gourds: cultivation and artistic shape manipulation, historical uses, gourd show competition, craftwork, and artistic decoration. The links on this page should help you find information and resources that will help you learn more about gourds. 
         Need tips on how to organize an active group of gourd enthusiasts in your area? Does your state have an AGS Chapter?-- if not, see how you can start one!  Read our suggestions about working safely with gourds. 

    Wuertz winning gourd 3rd place master mixed media
    artistry of Danielle Selby

    Support AGS and its Award Programs

    The American Gourd Society is a vibrant organization with programs and goals that need and deserve funding. Consider making a tax-deducible donation to our 501 (c) (3) organization. You can use the PayPal button (below) that corresponds to the donation you choose, or you can make a check payable to American Gourd Society and indicate which fund to direct your donation to. Send your check to AGS Membership, PO Box 2186, Kokomo, IN 46904-2186.

    - To support future growth in educational and social media presence make a donation as an AGS Supporter. 

    - To support excellence in gourd artistry donate to the AGS Excellence in Gourd Artistry Award Fund. 

    - To support creativity in growing gourds donate to the AGS Jim Story Award Fund. 

    **Both of these Awards have dedicated pages on this website that fully describe the specifics of entering their annual contests. See the links on the left navigation panel

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