Calabash - A Celebration of Gourds, Art and the Garden

Sunday, October 4, 2015, 1-5 pm
6550 Railroad Ave, Forestville

Food For Thought, in collaboration with the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, present the 15th annual Calabash - Sonoma County’s most colorful and inspiring harvest event. Calabash, named Best Fundraiser by readers of the North Bay Bohemian for the last three years, features a silent auction of fine gourd art, along with tours of Food For Thought’s beautiful organic gardens, which will be at their peak.

Guests at Calabash enjoy a sumptuous array of fine food and wine from Sonoma County’s bountiful harvest, and live music played on hand-made gourd instruments. The event will also feature a sale of unique garden art and book art, and an exclusive selection from Food For Thought Antiques.

Purchase Tickets Now!
Tickets are $45 in advance ($50 day-of-event) and can be purchased on our website by clicking here (please put "Calabash tickets" in the notes field), by phone at (707) 887-1647, or at the Food Bank during regular business hours. Please contact Karen at (707) 887-1647 x102 or for further information.

Proceeds from Calabash will benefit Food For Thought, which provides comprehensive nutrition and other services – free of charge – to 700 men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses in Sonoma County.
(Photo: John Hershey Artist: Annie Roberts)

Thank you to our generous sponsors of this year’s Calabash event:


Basket Gourd

Kaiser Permanente
Rubin Family of Wines

Dipper Gourd

Julie and Tom Atwood
Lisa Clyde
Barbara and Gary Gerber

Swan Gourd

Edward Jones/Cara Christina Widmer
Forestville Pharmacy
Diana Lobush and Jim Penpraze
Frances Lum
Redwood Credit Union
Bill and Mary-Louise Reinking
Charles Wallis

Birdhouse Gourd

Ron and Linda Backstrom
Steve Bromer
Ina Chun and Jefferson Rice
Gar Cross and George White
Aleta Drummond, M.D.
Susan and Storm Goranson
Wally Krampf
Pam Stephens/Stephens and Associates
Sandy Younglove

Rattle Gourd

Paula Chiotti
Clover Stornetta Farms, Inc.
Allan and Mary Cone
Emily and Mel Davis
Rodney DeMartini and Frederick Kasl
Barbara and Mike Doyle
Gary Eisman and Brent Fisher
J. Yusuf Q. Erskine, D.O. and David Taff
Greg Fritz and Bruce Westland
Sarah Glade Gurney
David and Kay Henry
Khysie Horn
Linda Illsley
Jane Krensky and Peggy Tourje
Margaret Livingston and Shirley Liberman
Peace in Medicine
Mark Short and Carl Ray
Ted and Elizabeth Theiss
Harold Torres and Jimmy Mallett