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Everything Gourds

Join our Gourd Earth Project and received a gourd to surprise you neighbors!

My New Book on Gourd History Available

I spent the last three years conducting professional research on the long history and amazing story of gourds in America.  And I just published a book about the history of the bottle gourd.  (April 2022) 

Cover of the book, America's Most Amazing

Early 1800s explorer journal that documents Native American use of gourds in America.

Pressed Flowers & Gourds

Spent several years now, picking, pressing and using wildflowers on many of my gourd creations.  Will be offering a workshop at the North Carolina Gourd Gathering.

PrFlower3.jpeg Pressed Flowers

Early 1800s explorer journal that documents Native American use of gourds in America.

Birdhouses

Birdhouses are the best way to offer homes to our bird friends.  All natural, they keep cool, drain easily, last year to year.

bluebird2.jpg Gourd birdhouse

Early 1800s explorer journal that documents Native American use of gourds in America.

My Gourd Background

I am a long-time gourd grower, crafter, and artist.  On ETSY, I sell birdhouses, canteens, bowls etc.  My speciality is pressed flowers, and all natural creations.   See more on canteens.

image of gourd canteen, shape of penguin gourd

Early 1800s explorer journal that documents Native American use of gourds in America.

Paleo-Indian Culture in America

I am investigating the location of ancient gourds in museums, national parks, and archaeological sites in the U.S.  Will post findings here later this year.

Image: Rangasyd, CC BY-SA 4.0

Arch Dig Photo.jpeg Archaeological Dig Site

Early 1800s explorer journal that documents Native American use of gourds in America.

American Gourd Society

Please join the rest of us by joining the national group for gourders, the American Gourd Society at www.americangourdsociety.org

summer2022cover_orig.jpeg Front Cover of The Gourd Magazine

Early 1800s explorer journal that documents Native American use of gourds in America.

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Knowledge Resources

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