Spring "Repair Cafe" Event - Fix it, Don't Throw it Away!

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Join The Resilience Hub (http://resiliencehub.org/) and the Maine Tool Library (http://portlandmainetoollibrary.org/) for our first ever Repair Cafe! Communities around the world are coming together to fix their broken things rather than throw them away and replace them with new items. The Repair Cafe is a social event during which we will have several "repair stations" set up around The Resilience Hub and Zero Station, access to the expertise and tools of the Maine Tool Library and a team of volunteer "repair enthusiasts" on hand to help out.

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Now is the time to exercise our muscles of mutual aid, reciprocity, skill-building and old-fashioned frugality in stepping outside "consumerism" culture whenever we can.

Do you have repair skills? Carpentry, electrical, mechanical, anything? Might you be available to staff (with support of course) one of our "repair stations?" Please share your name and contact info here. (https://goo.gl/forms/z2ptSQmP5G0eqzLv2)

Do you have something that needs fixing?! Please RSVP on this page and use the comments area below to indicate what type of item you have that needs fixing. Expectations! No guarantee that our repair station volunteers will be able to fix everything! All will bring a spirit of helpfulness and working together to fix your item, which may include recommendations for repair outside of this event if necessary. Some examples of things to bring to the Repair Cafe:

• broken tools or toys

• dull kitchen knives

• dull tools

• frayed/dangerous cords (would require purchasing a new cord/plug from us, or bringing one's own)

• jewelry

• hole-y sweaters or socks to darn (I have a lot of these)

Can you bring or donate some refreshments? It's a social event, after all! The Resilience Hub will provide coffee and tea...but perhaps you have some homemade kombucha, cider or other yummy beverages or snacks to add to our Cafe Table. Indicate in comments below if you can bring something.

No charge to attend, but space may be limited depending on response. This is a big experiment!


The Resilience Hub (http://resiliencehub.org/) is a collaborative non-profit organization based in Portland Maine. Our mission is to build resilience at the personal, household and community levels while creating thriving examples of abundance based on ecological wisdom. We do this by offering a range of events, education and training as well as resilience-building services (http://resiliencehub.org/services/maine-permaculture-design/) and projects (http://resiliencehub.org/projects/). We operate at local, statewide and regional levels (connected to and in support of other local permaculture "nodes.") Our work touches on all the realms traditionally encompassed by Permaculture (land use, energy, water, buildings, etc.) but with special focus on food and creating new economic models. The Resilience Hub (http://resiliencehub.org/) uses this meetup platform to organize and manage more than 70 events per year.

Contact us (http://resiliencehub.org/about-2/contact-us/) if you would like to offer a workshop through our group or to request a specific type of event or workshop.