Educating the public about the importance of gourds.

SCGS Patches

Gourd Patches, or groups of people interested in pursing their interest in gourd art, are formed wherever there is sufficient support. Patches formulate their own meeting times, their structure, dues fees and educational requirements. They are linked to a State Gourd Society. The State Society is made up of a Board of Directors, elected officers and Patch Leaders who meet regularly to provide support and guidance to the Patches and to maintain a consistent link to the American Gourd Society



Cypress Patch - Sumter, SC

Meets: 1st Tuesday of the month
Where: North Hope Community Center in Sumter
What Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m 

Co-Patch Leaders:  Kristie Hull and Paula Berg
Phone: 803-437-2950 or 803-432-1250
Website: Cypress Gourd Patch 

Palmetto Patch - Greenville, SC

Meets: 2nd Saturday of each month
Wiggle Room, 319 Main Street in Traveler's Rest. S.C.
What Time: 9:30 am until 2:00 pm 

Patch Leader
: Marianne Barnes
Phone: 864-244-3297
Website: Palmetto Gourd Patch 

Edisto Gourd Patch-Orangeburg

Meets: 4th Tuesday of each month
Where: Orangeburg Fine Arts Center
What Time: 6 pm to 8 pm 

Patch Leader:Wanda Garvin
: Edisto Gourd Patch