Upcoming Events

Garden Party & Spring Fundraiser
March 24, 9am-3pm

 Our Annual 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.
Keep your eyes on our blog for more details as they become available!


Community Forklift hosts public parties & festivals throughout the year.  Please sign up
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If you would like to exhibit, vend, or play music at one of our events, please complete this form.



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!

January 21st @11am-1pm
Economically Sustainable Honey Beekeeping, presented by Josh Calo of Sol Nectar Farm

February 11th @1pm-3pm
Troubleshooting and Repairing Your Dryer, presented by Katie Strohl

February 18th + February 25th @2pm-5pm
Beekeeping 101 ~ A two part series, presented by Josh Calo of Sol Nectar Farm
(This is a more intensive two part workshop intended for folks who are ready to begin to beekeeping. Due to the extensive nature of this class, there is an attendance fee, but please reach out if purchasing a ticket would strain your budget- we have a few scholarships available. Events (at) CommunityForklift (dot) org )

March 4th @12pm-3pm
Make Do & Mend: A drop-in sewing class, presented by Jen Athanas of Jen-A-Fusion Fashion Accessories

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


Help us fight climate change! 

On January 27th, we’re joining the Chesapeake Climate Action Network’s Polar Bear Plunge to help keep winter cold.  (And if we raise at least $1,000, then Community Forklift benefits too!)
If you want to join us or support our efforts, you can do so here.



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:

February 11, 2018
7th Annual 5th Street Ace Hardware Ladies Night