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  • Award for Excellence in Gourd Artistry
  • AGS Constitution 2015
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  • Jim Story Award
  • AGS Judging
  • International gourd photos 
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  • About the Gourd Magazine


    Spring 2016 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. 

    2nd place winner in the 
    2015 American Gourd Society Artistry Award
    by Michelle Green of Washington
    ( first place entry by Robert Swendsen is pictured
    on the Spring Magazine cover at left.)

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