Sheryl ScottSheryl Scott is owner of Front Porch Gourds, a company founded in 2014 by Sheryl Scott to grow and sell gourds ( and  On the family’s 77-acre farm in Hart County, Ms. Scott grows approximately 3.5 acres of gourds.  The gourds come in all shapes and sizes with 30+ varieties.  In 2016, Front Porch Gourds sold more than 31,000 gourds, both on-line and at shows.  With the SOAR Small Loan of $7,500, Front Porch Gourds will purchase a plastic mulch layer, a dry fertilizer hopper and a bed filler.