Virginia Lovers' Gourd Society (VGLS) is the
of the American Gourd Society
Other Gourd Groups are: The Canadian Gourd Society and the Yugoslav Gourd Lovers Society and "Gourds Downunder"
A Little History of Gourd Societies in the United States In 1937 the "Gourd Society of America" was founded by Mr. Sterling Pool of Rockport, Massachusetts. In 1970 the society was moved to Ohio and renamed The American Gourd Society.
Today, AGS has over 4,000 members and acts as the unifying body for 24 state chapters. States chapters are chartered in the states listed to the right.
The American Gourd Society, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and instruction of those persons who are interested in the culture, uses, history, and/or crafting of gourds. There are a number of activities that AGS pursues to achieve these goals.
The society publishes four issues a year of THE GOURD magazine for members. This publication is a vehicle for news and information about people, events, state Chapters, books, seeds, crafting and other gourd related subjects both domestic and foreign. AGS is the unifying body for all state Chapters and provides a network of contacts for people and organization worldwide.
Each state chapter member is asked to support both AGS and their State Chapter. For national membership only, send $15.00 annual dues directly to AGS, Box 2186, Kokomo, IN 46904-2186.
Chapters of the American Gourd Society:
ALABAMA GOURD SOCIETY (Tau Chapter)
ARIZONA GOURD SOCIETY (Gamma Chapter)
CALIFORNIA GOURD SOCIETY (Nu Chapter)
FLORIDA GOURD SOCIETY (Lambda Chapter)
GEORGIA GOURD SOCIETY (Pi Chapter)
HAWAIIAN GOURD SOCIETY (Omega Chapter)
IDAHO GOURD SOCIETY (Rho Chapter)
ILLINOIS GOURD SOCIETY (Omicron Chapter)
INDIANA GOURD SOCIETY (Eta Chapter)
IOWA GOURD SOCIETY (Sigma Chapter)
KENTUCKY GOURD SOCIETY (Iota Chapter)
LOUISIANA GOURD SOCIETY (Beta II Chapter)
MICHIGAN GOURD SOCIETY (Theta Chapter)
MISSISSIPPI GOURD SOCIETY (Psi Chapter)
mississippigourdsociety.org MISSOURI - SHOW ME GOURD SOCIETY (Xi Chapter)
NEW MEXICO GOURD SOCIETY (Phi Chapter)
NEW YORK STATE GOURD SOCIETY (Alpha II Chapter)
NORTH CAROLINA GOURD SOCIETY (Alpha Chapter)
OHIO GOURD SOCIETY (Beta Chapter)
PENNSYLVANIA GOURD SOCIETY (Chi Chapter)
SOUTH CAROLINA GOURD SOCIETY (Epsilon Chapter)
TENNESSEE VOLUNTEER GOURD SOCIETY (Upsilon Chapter)
TEXAS GOURD SOCIETY (Kappa Chapter)
VIRGINIA GOURD LOVERS' SOCIETY (Delta Chapter)
WASHINGTON STATE GOURD SOCIETY (Mu Chapter)
WISCONSIN GOURD SOCIETY (Zeta Chapter)