It’s that time of year again – where neighbors start revving up for the Great Brookland Yard Sale! For those of you unaware, the GBYS is a set date for Brookland residents to host concurrent yard sales. The GBYS is organized by the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) and is a positive event for the neighborhood. It brings people from across the city into Brookland to see what a great community we have, it gets us out and about to meet our neighbors, and those who have yard sales get rid of stuff and make a little bit of money. Thus far, the GBYS has been a very successful event, and every year it grows bigger. In previous years there have been over 70 yard sales, a food truck, and neighborhood organizations like Dance Place participate. But, it takes work as this is an all volunteer event. If interested in helping out contact the Brookland GBYS committee by emailing brooklandcivic(at)yahoo(dot)com. This year, the GBYS will take place on Saturday, May 1oth, 2014, and we expect a lot more details to come. Also note, the Greater Brookland Garden Club hosts its annual plant sale on the same day. The sale is located at 12th and Newton and they sell a wide variety of plants (Annuals, Perennials, Natives, Vegetables, Herbs, and Tropicals).