Got some stuff around your house that need fixing?
Peterborough GreenUp’s hosting a Repair Cafe on Monday at the Silver Bean from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make the repairs you need – on clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, toys, jewelry, etc.
You will also find repair specialists such as electricians, seamstresses, carpenters and mechanics.
Visitors bring their broken items from home. Together with the specialists they start making their repairs in the Repair Café. We learn and fix together. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with another repair job. You can also get inspired at the reading table – by leafing through books on repairs and DIY.
Concerned about what ends up in the trash, GreenUp wants to help you keep some of your stuff around longer.
REpair and REpurpose, seem like a couple ‘R’s that could be added to the equation when we consider the life cycle of the items we own. Repair Café’s help to extend the life of a few of items, while offering a space for connecting with others and learning new skills.