Seeking volunteers for our Spring Workshop Series!

We offer free public workshops from March through December. 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.

We are currently lining up workshops for our 2017 spring series, and we need your help.  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!


Save the Date for this year’s

Garden Party & Costume Contest

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Community Forklift’s Annual Garden Party is a fun-filled festival with a ton of landscaping and garden supplies; gardening demonstrations, experts, and vendors; activities for kids; a food truck; and local bands.

Throughout the winter, we collect gently-used and surplus lawn & garden supplies as well as outdoor décor and furniture.  Then, we put it all out for your shopping pleasure during the Garden Party! It’s the Forklift’s biggest fundraiser each year – proceeds support our work to create green jobs, reduce waste, educate the public about reuse, and provide free supplies to nonprofits & neighbors in need.

People and pets can win prizes and gift certificates for wearing their best garden party attire, so start planning your ensembles now!


What’s Happening at Tanglewood Works

Where Upcycling and Art Connect
Phone: 415-595-9839

Tanglewood Works has moved from Community Forklift to 5132 Baltimore Avenue in Hyattsville.  Owner Sue Mondeel explains: “We are so excited to be a permanent resident of this awesome neighborhood! Our wonderful news comes with a downside – in order to take on such a huge challenge we sadly will be saying goodbye to our original store on the front corner of Community Forklift. We are sincerely grateful to the Forklift team for taking a chance on us over three years ago when we proposed a booth and then a shop dedicated to upcycling & art. Our success has been propelled by those who believe in our mission to salvage through art, and we thank all of you who believe in Tanglewood Works.”

Plans for 2017 include hosting classes in all things upcycled, private painting lessons, family friendly gatherings, fundraisers for local causes and even a new business series for folks who are interested in selling handmade art. A calendar of her upcoming events may be found at: