A gourd patch is a local group of Virginia Lovers' Gourd Society members who get together to learn gourd gardening or crafting. Each patch has its own 'flavor' dictated by the interests of the members. Usually small groups of 6-8 people, gourd patches name themselves, make their own agendas, and basically guide their passions in a self-directed fashion. They work as a team to support the chapter and promote gourds and gourd education within the chapter and at public events when possible.Need tips on how to organize an active group of gourd enthusiasts in your area? Contact VLGS and learn how to start a gourd patch in your area of Virginia. Email us.