Idaho Gourd Society

We are the Rho Chapter of the American Gourd Society.

Mission Statement:  The purpose of the IDGS is to unify and support gourd artists, crafters and growers and promote gourd appreciation.

Motto:  Art in Nature & Friendship

We promote the horticulture and appreciation of gourds by providing a supportive, sharing and educational environment.  We encourage, educate and mentor our members.  And, we organize and host the annual gourd festival for members and the public, alike.  We keep in touch via the quarterly newsletter, Facebook and the website. 

There is something for all at the Idaho Gourd Society.  We hope to see you at a future meeting or event.   Membership benefits include:

  • Participate in meetings, workshops and patches

  • Participate in community projects and public outreach opportunities

  • Receive IDGS quarterly newsletters

  • Teach techniques, give demonstrations

  • Learn how to grow gourds and harvest gourds

  • Participate in seed exchanges

  • Learn where to source gourds, supplies and tools

  • Exchange ideas with other gourders

  • Participate in shows and competition

  • Learn how to judge gourd shows

  • Learn the many ways to decorate gourds

  • Enjoy the fellowship making new friends along the way