Our Annual Garden Party is a fun-filled event with a ton of landscaping and garden supplies; gardening demonstrations, experts, and vendors; activities for kids; live bands; and local food.
The party starts with our highly anticipated tool sale…
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! The sale begins at 9:00 am Saturday, but folks start lining up outside the gates even earlier, eager to dig through piles of flowerpots and shovels. (If you can’t get there in the morning, don’t worry – our staff continues to bring out items throughout the day.)
The Garden Sale is 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 and neighbors in need.
Note to early birds: No lawn and garden supplies are out yet. The Forklift will not have any garden items available until 9am on March 24.
There will be prizes for people and pets dressed in garden party finery.
So find yourself a dapper suit or fancy hat, and check out all the activities in store for you!
More partners and details are coming soon, but here’s what we can share right now:
ECO City Farms will be here with seedlings, already sprouted and ready to go right into your garden.
Elements of Nature will be selling home-crafted teas and houseplants.
Hyattsville Horticulture Society will be selling vegetable, flower, and herb seeds, along with some helpful gardening books and used garden equipment.
The Colmar Manor Garden Club will be selling an additional variety of seedlings.
Capitol Hill Art League will be here with a gallery of their garden-themed artwork.
Make & Take Crafting– Visit the Anacostia Watershed Society’s table for a unique upcycling craft: Make your own paper out of invasive plants!
Strike a Pose– Stroll the salvaged carpet and pose in our selfie-photobooth.
Reuseosaur Scavenger Hunt– Kids can hunt down dinosaurs (with trivia answers) hidden in the warehouse to win prizes.
Face Painting– Rachel of Signs, Wonders and Gifts will turn your face into a work of art!
Strolling Magician– You won’t believe your eyes!
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12:30pm-1:30pm: Home Composting- Tips, Techniques, & Troubleshooting, presented by Fritz Gottschalk of Veteran Compost
2:30pm-3:30pm: Living a Naturally Healthy Life with Herbs and Houseplants, presented by Linda Jones of Elements of Nature
So invite your friends, and start planning your stylish garden party ensemble!