May 30, 1pm-pm: Coldframe & Germination Chamber Building Workshop

Join Farmer Colin to learn how to build cold frames, germination chambers, and other season extension structures you can replicate at your own home. Colin is the farm manager at ECO City Farms at Bladensburg.

June 5th, 6pm-8pm: Forklift First Fridays (Also on July 3, August 7, September 4)

On June 5th, 2015, from 6-8pm, we’re doing it again: We’re staying open late to throw a party, and this time we’ll be joined by Indie Folk group The Iris Bell! Since 2013, The Iris Bell have crafted a distinctive style of folksy Americana with lush harmonies, a variety of instruments, and a generous helping of barrel-aged American whiskey. The band is a combination of veterans and newcomers to the DC music scene, melding a range of backgrounds, experiences, and influences into original songs that have been performed at farmers markets, festivals, and local clubs. Enjoy $3.50 craft beer and wine from Town Center Market and eat the best Banh Mi sandwich on this side of the river from Pho Wheels. PhoWheeLs offers a modern interpretation of traditional Vietnamese cuisine, where comforting favorite dishes blend seamlessly with bold new flavors that will entice your palate. Vietnamese cuisine like you’ve never experienced before! Not just a Pho Truck! Forealz! Local artists will be joining us too! Bluegatorjewelry will have some amazing beaded jewelry using glass beads, sea glass, found objects, charms and broken china pieces. Adrienne Price will have her whimsical and psychedelic prints out for sale. And Diane Elliott will be joining us for the first time with her colorful mosaics and stained glass! Everyone is welcome, so bring your family, your friends and neighbors, and we love having (leashed) pets visit the Forklift too!!! (If your kids come along, remember this is a working warehouse, so there is no shortage of mischief to be made, cast iron sinks to pull over, sharp sticks to poke at siblings, and so forth. Just keep an eye out – we want your little ones to stay safe so they’ll grow up to be reuse superstars like you!)

June 6, 2pm-3pm: DIY Masonry Retaining Walls Workshop

Come on by and learn to build masonry retaining walls! This class will be covering everything from preparation and supplies to tools, equipment and techniques. Folks of all levels of experience are welcome and encouraged to attend. This workshop will include a question and answer session for all attendees as well as an opportunity to get specific project advice from the experts! GL Barnhart Construction is a home repair and small construction company with three main focus areas: carpentry, masonry, and iron/steel work. Quality, responsiveness, and great customer service are among our top priorities. Started in 1997 as a father and son business focusing on home improvement and small commercial renovations, today the company focuses on modern renovations, historic restorations, and construction work in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, DC.

June 7, 2pm-3pm: DIY Concrete Counter Top or Umbrella Stand

Have you ever wanted to use concrete as a medium, but just didn’t know where to start? Learn to work with concrete so you can start to use it more comfortably. We will learn to create molds that can work for counter tops, umbrella stands, or planters. Learn the process from the first steps to the final product. Ryan has been working on projects since he was 8 years old. He joined his dad on weekend projects. He has grown to love working with wood, concrete and patio pavers focusing on reusing or repurposing used materials. He has transformed his house into a home one project at a time.

June 13, 2pm-3pm: Carpenter’s Pro Tips and Tricks for the Home DIYer

Gary Barnhart is back with an introduction to home carpentry, focusing on preparation, safety, tools, planning, and execution of manageable and useful projects around the house.

*** Please note that loud power tools will be demonstrated during this workshop. Please bring ear protection if you feel it is necessary.

Join Gary Barnhart from GL Barnhart, a father and son business focusing on home improvement and small commercial renovations. The company focuses on modern renovations, historic restorations, and construction work in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, DC.

June 27, 2pm-3pm: Top Home Improvements for Adding the Most Value to your Home

Learn about the top home improvement projects that will add the most value to your home. Topics will include both updates to your home’s interior as well as the exterior curb appeal. You’ll also get helpful home maintenance tips that will help you maintain your home’s features and systems. Learn from local contractors and one of the area’s top producing real estate agents. Robyn Porter recently purchased a farm as a second home. The farm pre-dates 1846 and the farmhouse was once a log-cabin. She has been restoring the home, giving it contemporary comforts yet keeping historic details. Her home renovations combined with her extensive real estate experience give her a keen perspective on home improvements and As a licensed REALTOR with more than 11 years experience, Robyn helps people make sense of the home buying and selling process. The Internet and social networks offer people vast resources of advice and information on homes for sale, pricing, neighborhoods, and more. But how to use that information to buy or sell a home is often confusing. Robyn helps people interpret the timelines, checklists, and charts to determine how it applies to a specific home buyer or seller. This helps her clients make informed decisions when faced with many real estate choices. Robyn is a consistent Top Producer with W.C. & A.N. Miller’s Bethesda, Maryland All-Points office. She is ranked #4 company-wide in total number of settled transactions in 2014.

July 4, 2015

Happy Independence Day! Yes, we’ll be open.