Past Meetup

Tool Care & Repair Faire

Canceled

Global Homestead Garage

416 SE Oak St. · Portland, OR

How to find us

The driveway is between the warehouse and the Vietnamese restaurant, down a steepish hill. There will be a sandwich board sign by the road. Parking is free on Sundays.

Location image of event venue

Details

Do you have a broken tool, chair, bench, etc., and want to fix it up? Or are you excited to just help and learn?

Inspired by our Community Repair session of the 2018 Urban Permaculture Design Course, this day is designed to help you gain the skills and have access to the tools to fix things, supported by your community!

We'll have skilled women and men ready to give you just enough guidance to give it a go and to take advantage of the wood shop at Global Homestead Garage.

The day will begin with a 1.5 hour session with permaculture elder, Rick Valley, on tool care, maintenance and use. We're asking for a suggested $20 donation for attending Rick's session so we can financially support this very special offering!

Then, starting at 12pm through 3pm, there will be an Open Shop with specialists on hand to help you get oriented and rolling on your project. If you want to fix a garden tool, just bring the broken tool and the replacement part (handle, etc).

There will be multiple cordless drills and a wide assortment of shop tools such as table saws and industrial sanders for use, as well as a scrap wood pile to use for some repairs. Please bring your own eye and ear protection. We'll have some on hand but not enough for all.