President's Note, Cecile Garrison 
AGS report card . . . retirement of Jim Burkhalter . . . contests and awards . . . annual meeting . . . officer elections

On the Front Cover: 2017 Artistry Award winner 
by Vicki McKenna of Arizona, 2017 jum Story Award 
winning entry by Phil Hart of Indiana. 

Articles in the Spring issue:
  • President's note 
  • AGS 2018 Membership Meeting 
  • Kids' Korner: Lady Be Good 
  • Gourd Crafting Contest 
  • Featured Artist: Leanna Donald 
  • Tutorial: Aromatherapy Necklace 
  • Product Review: Sanding Tools 
  • 2017 AGS Artistry Award 
  • Professor Hu Brings China to Gourders in Missouri 
  •  Tutorial: Oil Lamp 
  • Living as a Closet Gourd-Aholic 
  • Tutorial: Cleaning Gourds with Potting Soil 
  • Chapter News 
  • The Gourd Place 
  • Larger Shows: Cherokee and Wuertz 
  • Gourd Show: Alabama 
  • Gourd Show: Georgia Gourdfest 
  • Jim Story Award News 
  • Newbies in the Gourd Patch 
  • Calendar of Events 
  • AGS Judging Report 
  • Gardening: A Different Method from the Great Northwest 
  • Classified Ads 

  •       Photos below from this issue of 
    our full color glossy magazine... 



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