Saturday, April 18, 2015

Gardening Tools at the Tool Shed

Could you use a wheelbarrow for your next project? A 75-foot garden hose? A garden claw, to loosen up some compacted Mount Rainier clay soil? There's a lot available for spring yard work at the Tool Shed: hoes, rakes, shovels, pruning shears, and more:

You can search through all the tools by visiting and clicking on "Inventory." All are available free after a $5 charge to join the Tool Shed for the year.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

We're Coming Out of Hibernation!

As of March 1, the Tool Shed will be open for the season. So if you need a lawnmower, pruning shears, caulk gun, bolt cutters, wheelbarrow, or any of 120 other hand and power tools, you're in luck! If you're a Mount Rainier resident, you can borrow them free of charge from the Tool Shed.

On Sunday, March 8, the volunteers who make the Tool Shed happen will be on hand from noon until 3pm. Stop on by and say hello, meet the tools, ask any questions you have about how it works over light refreshments. We'll be in the backyard of the Tool Shed building at 3601 Bunker Hill Road (down the street from Glut - the same building as the bike co-op).

To see a list of the tools, join the "Mount Rainier Community Tool Shed" group at Neighborgoods:

Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Tool Shed is Closed for the Winter

We are closing the Tool Shed for the winter months and will not be loaning any tools until we have a new set of volunteers next year.

Contact us if you want to help keep this neighborhood resource alive in 2015 by joining our team. Get in touch by emailing:

Monday, September 1, 2014

Volunteer with Team Tool Shed

The Tool Shed is looking for volunteers to join our team! 

Volunteers can help in multiple ways including making tool loans, updating the inventory and event planning. 

Contact us if you're interested in learning more:
Call or text: 301-660-SHED

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

How to Contact the Tool Shed While Neighborgoods Fixes Email Issues

Neighborgoods seems to be experiencing a problem with messages not being reliably sent to users' email address when messages are sent on the site. This affects communication in the "inbox" and on the borrowing pages.

Since we can not rely on communication on the site, please contact the Tool Shed team through via email or phone after you borrow an item. Include in your message when you would like to pickup. We'll get back to you as soon as we can.

301-660-SHED // 301-660-7433


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Photos of the Plant Swap and Native Plant Sale at the Mount Rainier Community Tool Shed

Thanks to everyone who came to swap, chat, snack, workshop and buy plants because this year's event was a success! If you missed any of it do check out Evan Wilder's photographs of the event. We'll see you next year and good luck with your gardens!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

The 2014 Plant and Seed Swap plus Native Plant Sale

Spring is around the corner and with it gardening season. The Tool Shed invites you to join us on Saturday, April 26th for the Plant and Seed Swap where we swap plants, seeds and gardening tips. This year children are welcome for a seed planting workshop from 10 until 12:30 PM. At 11 AM a composting demonstration will answer any questions you have about creating soil out of food and yard waste.

We are happy that Chesapeake Natives will be joining us for a two hour native plant sale starting at noon. Take a look at their plant list to get a sense of what will be available.

The swap and sale are happening in the backyard of the Tool Shed located at 3601 Bunker Hill Road (map). 
  • The Tool Shed is just seconds away from the bus stops at Rhode Island Ave & 37th St and at 37th Pl which are served by the 81, 83, 84, 86, F1, F2 and T18 buses. 
  • Bike parking is available in front at the Bike Coop. 
  • Vehicle parking is typically available in the parking lot of the Bunker Hill Volunteer Fire Department located next door.

Haven't been before? Check out photos from last year's Seed Swap.

You can RSVP or invite others from the event page.

See you at the Swap!