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Take some time to explore - we have forum discussions about gourd growing, crafting, products and embellishments, how to use this website, and much more.  Our event section features upcoming festivals and our photo section has thousands of gourd art photographs!  Drop by the chat section for quick answers to gourd questions and friendly gourd and off-topic conversations.  OUR SITE IS NON-COMMERCIAL.  PLEASE NO BUYING/SELLING/ADVERTISING. 


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Kathe Stark commented on gay coe's photo

morning glories

"beautifully done."
3 minutes ago
Darla Hines commented on Darla Hines's photo

Leaf Me Alone

"Neola, sure like your kitty picture:-) That was a super gourd and as I had said in a comment down the page it really should have been carved, it was also a really hard gourd. You have lots of great vegetation in your islands, you must be…"
3 hours ago
Darla Hines commented on Darla Hines's photo

Leaf Me Alone

"Thanks bunches Sarah."
3 hours ago
sherry benedict posted a photo


Bird made in Patch class, gourd/claySherry Benedict
4 hours ago
Brenda Jamison commented on Brenda Jamison's photo

Purple Twist

"Thank April I was worried it might be to large for the gourd"
6 hours ago
Brenda Jamison commented on Brenda Jamison's photo

Fur War Shirt

"I really think its kind of fun, except when I screw up and can't count. Thanks"
6 hours ago
Sylvia Hendrickson commented on Sharon Trandem's photo


"very nice "
6 hours ago
Sarah castro commented on Sylvia Hendrickson's photo

Rabbit in the cactus.

"I am glade you finished it. It's great."
6 hours ago
Sylvia Hendrickson posted a photo

Rabbit in the cactus.

A carving class given by Bonnie Gibson. Thanks Bonnie it just took me a while to get back to this one. Glad I finished it.
6 hours ago
April Boyd commented on Brenda Jamison's photo

Fur War Shirt

"I honestly would have no hair left in my head trying the beading Brenda. Lol It's beautifully done ."
9 hours ago
April Boyd commented on Brenda Jamison's photo

Purple Twist

"GEORGEOUS . Love the antler."
9 hours ago
Suzy Meelhuysen posted an event

Show-Me Gourd Festival at Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex West

April 9, 2016 at 9am to April 10, 2016 at 3pm
Juried art show and sale; workshops; live auction, raffles of art and supplies$5.00 admission, children under 12 free! Good for both days of the show. Parking is free.Friday the 8th closed workshopsOpen to the public on the weekend  Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm   Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pmSee More
15 hours ago


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