Category Archives: tool library

Our first Tool Library How-to-Use-the-Tools Workshop! Saturday 10 AM – 12 PM

So there’s not much to add to this photo, except that here are some of the tools we will show people how to use: table saw, miter saws and circular saws, and sawzall sanders, powerdrills, and impacters weedwhackers, posthole diggers, and scufflehoes soil test kits and compost bucket designs pressure washers (!) solar oven (!) […]
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The Tool Library’s Open House! This Saturday, 10-3 pm, 1390 Taylor ST NW

GNDC’s been refurbishing DC’s tool library (not quite finished, but close), adding some great tools through donations, and getting ready for a productive spring through winter!  Come check it out this Saturday: See the garden, construction, camping, and house tools that can be checked out for free, one week at a time. See three solar […]
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We Reopen the DC Tool Library Tomorrow!

We’ve refurbished the tool library, and have taken in many tool donations and more to come

Freezing Fun in the New Year, and other news

So much is happening in the New Year that we’re excited to start off our planning meeting this coming Sunday at 6 – 7:30 p.m.  Please, join us if you can.  We’ll be discussing the Polar Bear plunge fundraising (more below!), plus the survey results on what GNDC should prioritize, the Tool Library and its […]
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Last Call for the Tool Library, and GNDC Happy Hour tonight!

Should have posted this sooner, but we’re having our pre-Thanksigiving and other holidays celebration tonight at Midlands Beer Garden (address below). When we chose this place last week, it was 70 degrees outside; it’s a little chillier today, but luckily, we also reserved an inside table. As far as I know, we’re all vaccinated, some […]
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November last month open for the tool library til spring. Get stuff now!

Fall tidying is here. Although it’s a good thing to leave pile of leaves for wintering native bees, some of you may want to rake those leaves into those piles, instead of carrying them by hand. And, if you’ve been waiting for cooler weather to do outside construction projects, now is the time! Circular saws, […]
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New October (fall?) hours for the Tool Library!

Due to travel and new volunteers, and all sorts of activities, we have new appointment hours for the tool library. Tuesdays – 10-11 am, please email kfedler@his.com. Thursdays – 4:30 – 5:30 pm, email joshua.singer@dc.gov (starting October 14th) Fridays – 5-6 pm, email greenneighborsdc@gmail.com Saturdays – 2 – 3 pm, email greenneighborsdc@gmail.com Sundays – 2 […]
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A Case for Supporting and Growing our Tool Library in Washington, DC

Note: GNDC is holding a Tour of the Tools Saturday, the 26th, of DPR’s Garden Tool Share, at 1380 Taylor ST NW, 10 – 2 pm. Taylor ST is being worked on, so parking on 14th St is best. In 2006, the Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) in Nairobi, Kenya, began working with residents of the […]
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GNDC Hosts a Tour of Tools this Saturday! DC’s Shared Tool Library.

DC HAS A TOOL LIBRARY!  Did you know?!?  Neither did we until late last year.  We were trying to decide whether to start one, but this great one, also known as DPR’s Garden Tool Share already exists, with 139 types of tools, not all garden-related!  Weed-whackers, power washers, hedge trimmers, paper-shredders, composters, a table saw, […]
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