Upcoming Events

THIS Saturday!!

March 24, 9am – 3pm

The annual Forklift Garden Party is a fun-filled event when we offer up a ton of landscaping and garden supplies, and host gardening demonstrations, local experts and vendors, local bands, and a local food truck.  People and pets can win prizes and gift certificates for wearing garden party finery, so find yourself a spring suit, frilly dress, or stylish hat!  Get all the details here.

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Free Workshop Series

Pick up a new skill!  We offer free public workshops throughout the year. Whether it’s a workshop on how to build a cold-frame for starting seeds or period-appropriate renovations for historic houses, we explore different ways to encourage reuse and environmental stewardship in your own home.

Click the titles below to reserve your space!

March 10th @11am-12:30pm
Drywall Installation and Repair, presented by Mark Wardlaw of BNV Remodeling

March 17 @11am-3pm
Seed Swap & Gardening Info Exchange, presented by Linda Jones of Elements of Nature
This workshop will be divided into two separate 30 minute talks on starting plants from seed, at 11:30am and 1:30am, followed by a full audience discussion, and then the open seed swap.

March 24 @2:30pm-3:30pm
Living a Naturally Healthy Life with Herbs & House Plants, presented by Linda Jones of Elements of Nature
This workshop is presented as a part of our 9th annual Garden Party. 


Seeking volunteers for our

Workshop Series

We are always searching for new workshop presenters!  If you are a tradesperson or creative DIYer and would like to help with a workshop on practical how-to’s or creative reuse, please propose your workshop idea here.  Please spread the word to your handy friends, too!


Catch us in the wild!

You can find our Community Builder street team at many community events throughout the year:

April 14
Bowie Green Expo
Mt. Rainier Spring Greening Fair & Expo

April 15
Anacostia River Festival

April 21
Optoro’s Swap Shop

May 18
Bike to Work Day