The Legend of Tojo Creek

Long ago an ancient band of wanderers roamed the forest called Hunters Point near the mighty river we now call the Cumberland.  One day, Tojo the Elder discovered a secret cave from which a magic stream flowed.  The waters made Tojo immortal.  He called the stream Tojo Creek.  To this day no one knows where that secret cave is.  The wood elves say, if you enter these woods at midnight of the first full moon after the winter solstice and be very very still, you will hear Tojo dip his drinking gourd into the creek, take a sip, and begin to sing his song.

The Resurgence of Gourds

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About us

Shortly after buying our small farm in Lebanon, TN, we planted a pack of mixed gourd seeds purchased from Wal-Mart.  I took a few of the small colorful ones to work.  A coworker told me that the Tennessee Gourd Society Festival & Show was taking place the next weekend at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center (aka: Wilson County Fairgrounds). We attended the show and were amazed at the variety of things that could be made with gourds. I found a niche product to grow and Zena found a new medium for her art.

We are passionate about gourds and enjoy educating others on their history and usage.  We grow our own gourds and sell to other artists in the Middle Tennessee area. 

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We sell gourds, craft books and supplies on the farm and at selected art galleries.

On-farm sales by appointment.

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