Louisiana Gourd Society

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June 2018

Hello my fellow gourd enthusiasts,

As your new president I am thrilled about the possibilities for our organization.

Although I've been a practicing horticulturist for many years, I am very new at growing gourds and even more inexperienced in doing gourd art. Nonetheless, that does not discourage me and hopefully to some new members it won't discourage you either.

We have abundant talent in our society and I am eager to capitalize on, not only as artists but also as representatives of our group. Presently my plan is to have patch gatherings monthly. Having said that, we are a state organization and monthly gatherings will likely mean traveling to the host site. And I hope this will not be a problem for anyone.

Jackie Carlisi, President


In the News:

Image 05"Louisiana Gourd Society is excited to participate in the Festival des Fleurs for the second year in a row.  Last year we had a great time working together and planning the day.  We had young gourd plants for sale at the booth, explained how to get the plants started from seed to inquiring passer-bys, and offered numerous works of gourd-art created and contributed by our members.  We also did a hands-on, interactive presentation for adults and children alike, giving everyone the opportunity to decorate a gourd pin so they could go home from the festival with their own original piece of wearable gourd-work.  In January we began creating more production pieces for this year's festival at our latest gourd patch hosted by member, Judy Scott.  We intend to finish these up at our next few gourd patches; February 22nd and again in March.  

It has been a joy to work together with our membership in planning and executing our booth at the festival.  We hope to continue to spread the word about the Louisiana Gourd Society again this year at the Festival des Fleurs taking place at Blackham Coliseum on April 13th.  Please stop by and visit our booth."


Herb Fest in SunsetMay 4, 2019

More coming soon.