California Gourd Society (Orangevale, CA)


  • Name:Mrs. Barbara Rippetoe
  • Title:President

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:California Gourd Society
  • Address:6716 Main Ave
    Orangevale, CA 95662
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:916-988-6599

User Address

  • Address:6716 Main Ave
    Orangevale, CA 95662
    United States

User Phone

  • Direct phone:916-988-6599
  • Mobile phone:916-600-4618

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • We want to educate children about hard shelled gourds and there use. We are all artist and we paint, wood burn, carve, and use many other artistic means. We have gourd festivals all over the United States. We have two in California. One is held in the Southern part and the other is held in Sacramento, Ca. at the Davis Gourd Festival. We will have a make and take event where children will learn how to clean and decorate gourds or pieces of gourds for necklaces.
    We hope to kept gourd art alive for the future. Gourds have been used for many things dating back from 6000-4000 B.C.

  • Overview:
  • With your help we hope to achieve this. the use of Sharpies is a very good way to draw on gourds in a short time but still have beautiful results. We use shoe wax to seal the color so we don't have to spray.

  • Year established:
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:7
  • Advisory board size:10
  • Staff size:

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Peggy Blessing, Secretery
    Christina Chrivia, Treasurer
    Janet Greene, VP
    Susan Sullivan
    Sue Gourig,
    Sherry Hunga-Moore

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Barbara Rippetoe, President

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Mary Bliss


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:None
  • IRS Section:
  • Tax ID:932054131