As part of our ongoing mission to build resilience at the personal, household and community levels, The Resilience Hub is excited to offer the first “Portland Maine Repair Cafe” event tonight at our space on Anderson Street. The Maine Tool Library is co-hosting and will have their doors open for this special event, allowing access to full suite of tools for our repair and fix-it needs!
Upon hearing of the event, member Margy posted “OMG- I have so much stuff to fix !!” and Jill says “This sounds great! I will bring jewelry, knives, scissors and some homemade gluten free cookies.” (It is a social “cafe” space after all, so snacks and beverages are party of the deal).
Eight to ten “repairers” have volunteered for this inaugural event, with skills ranging from clothes mending to mechanical engineering and basic carpentry. We may even have some electronics experts on hand in case you want to get that vintage turntable back in order.
The Portland Maine Repair Cafe is in good company; there are hundreds of Repair Cafes happening around the world as part of community efforts to be less wasteful, get more life out of our valued items, build community and skills while becoming more resilient in face of uncertain world conditions.
If you know of any hardware stores or recycling/reuse oriented organizations that would like to co-sponsor a future Repair Cafe, let us know!
LisaF for The Resilience Hub