Spring is sproinging! Come celebrate at our Garden Party on March 31st

We invite you to celebrate spring at the Annual Community Forklift Garden Party and Spring Sale on Saturday, March 31st.


The sale is the our official kick-off for the spring home and garden season – see the day’s schedule below.  Dogs and other friendly pets are welcome (All animals must be on leashes). Two-legged and four-legged attendees are encouraged to come in garden party attire – wear your fanciest hat, vintage dress, or seersucker suit!  Or, you can come in your favorite gardening gear, well-worn overalls and muddy boots.

And, of course, we’ll have low-cost lawn & garden tools & supplies for sale!  Come early for the best selection, because there’s always a mad rush when the doors open. 

(Note to early birds:  we do NOT have any lawn & garden supplies out on our sales floor yet.  We will not be selling any lawn & garden items until 9am on March 31st).


(Get costume inspiration from this photo of the 2010 Dandies and Quaintrelles Seersucker Social – so stylish! Photo by Malek Naz Friedouni)

Schedule of Events

Door Prizes
Including gift certificates!

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Lemonade Lunchtime Potluck
12:00 NOON – 3:00 PM

Bring a main dish, salad, side or dessert to share with Community Forklift family and neighbors.
Plus, we’re also GRILLING FOR THE BUILDING. We’ll be selling hot dogs,
hamburgers, veggie burgers and chips to raise money for our building fund.

 Live Music by Michael Sevener


Long time Forklift fan Michael Sevener will be providing an afternoon of live music!
He’ll entertain the crowds by playing his guitar and harmonica.  He has also been kind enough to donate a very nice student guitar to be raffled off (you can purchase $1 tickets for a chance to win).



Juggling Lessons from Deciduous Dave


Local juggler and artisan “Deciduous Dave” will be attendance to teach juggling classes!

Deciduous Dave crafts walking sticks and other items from wood that was found, reclaimed, repurposed or sustainably harvested. Inspired by his passion for juggling, he also crafts devil sticks, juggling pins and juggling orbs, often using tools and wood from Community Forklift.



FREE Seeds and Planting Advice
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Volunteers from the Neighborhood Farm Initiative (NFI), a nonprofit project of America the Beautiful Fund will be distributing vegetable and flower seed packets as well as providing gardening tips.

The NFI mission is to improve underutilized public green spaces in the Washington, DC area by creating demonstration gardens for hands-on community-wide education, thereby increasing access to fresh vegetables for all members of our community, regardless of income.