We’re holding another of our Repair Café events at Fearon Hall from 9.30am to 11am on Saturday 3rd June 2017. As usual, the idea is to bring together people who have broken things with volunteers who may be able to help to fix them. If you have something that is not working that you were planning on throwing away and replacing, bring it along and we’ll take a look at it. You might find its easier to fix than you think!
Obviously there are no guarantees that we can fix everything, but in the past we’ve managed to repair well over half the items that have been brought in. This not only saves people money replacing items, but it also helps sharing repair techniques and reduces waste. We’ll have volunteers who can sew, do basic electrical diagnostics, give bike maintenance advice and tackle general repairs. People bring items to repair have to sit with the repairer, not only so they can explain what is wrong but also so that they can learn how the repair is made. That way repair skills are transferred and spread around the community.
On the day we’ll also be making some “seed bombs” (compost balls with flower seeds in them) that can be used to brighten up dull corners. Children (big and small!) have enjoyed this at previous events. 🙂