carved gourd lamps from Gourdlandia

Carved gourd lamps made by Gourlandia


Growing Gourds!

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Sure you can grow carrots and peas, but can you grow something to put them in? YES! Hardshell gourds are fun and satisfying to grow and turn into all kinds of useful objects. Participants in this workshop will learn all about growing gourds, from where to get seed and how to germinate, to trellising and pollinating, and harvesting and drying. A smattering of crafting and gourd culture and history will be thrown in too, just for fun. Graham and Otto Ottoson have been growing gourds for 15 years. They are active members of the American Gourd Society and have a business on Ithaca's west hill called Gourdlandia, where Otto weeds and waters, and Graham makes lamps, night lights, and a whole lot more!

Class Recording: All classes are recorded so if you cannot make the live class, you can watch the video however only participants who have registered in advance for the class will have access to the video recording which is sent 48 hours later to registrants. Register and pay below.

Our goal is to help our areas gardeners have access to this knowledge, free from financial barriers. We have several scholarship spots in each class. If you would like a scholarship spot, please reach out to Maria Christian at

CCE Tompkins is offering this class in cooperation with CCE Madison County.


$0-$40/ self-determined sliding scale fee.



Maria Christian
Administrative Assistant
(607) 272-2292 ext. 130


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Last updated December 15, 2022