I could have sworn that I uploaded this two weeks ago. My web page tells me I'm wrong! Holy carp! We're spending Earth Day at the Hitchcock Center for the Environment in Amherst, from noon to around 3:30pm. This is one of our favorite spots to work; the space is large and bright and flexible, … Continue reading Earth Day Repair in Amherst!
We've added Abandoned Building Brewery in Easthampton to our list of hosting venues! Sunday, March 25th is the date. We're starting our event a little earlier than normal, from 9am to 12:30pm (they'll start pouring beer at 11:00am). Hopefully enough people show up and we have enough fun that they have us back again and … Continue reading Repair Public at Abandoned Building!
Come back to the place that started it all: Seymour, the Pub in beautiful downtown Greenfield, MA for yet more fixery of brokenthings! Our very first free repair event was February 19th 2017. Just over one year later, we're celebrating the occasion by... well, just doing more of the same darned thing! The date is … Continue reading First Year Annifixery!
One of the things we run into is the occasional repair that can't be tested (or even finished!) at an event. We desperately want to know: Did it work? Does it blend? Will it cook, chop, sew, brew, cut, chop, or plow? We fixed a snow blower once, but that was back in August, so … Continue reading A Call for Feedback!
Okay, I get it, I'm bad at publicity. I'm working on it! First thing's first: We've got an event happening tomorrow at the Hitchcock Center for the Environment in Amherst, from noon to 4pm. Check out the calendar page for details. Somebody please remind me next year not to schedule the January event during a … Continue reading January 2018: Happy New Repair!
Do you have some treasured artifact that needs mending? How cool would it be to be able to re-gift something that got fixed, or that you learned how to fix, through members of your community? Now's your chance. Now's the time! Repair Public, this Sunday, the 26th of November, at Seymour the Pub in Greenfield … Continue reading Give the gift of Fixery!
I basically run Repair Public as a really weird hobby. In the right hands, I'm sure many people could run it better, hold bigger events, fix more things. This is just what I feel able to offer with the time and resources at my command. I'm not in it for the compliments or recognition (though … Continue reading It’s cheaper than skiing.
The Hitchcock Center and its staff were amazing! We're going to be doing events there quarterly. Along with the quarterly events up at Seymour the Pub in Greenfield, we need one more regular quarterly venue so Ben can relax a little bit on the planning. Here's a quick list on what we fixed at the … Continue reading Sustainability Repair Review
Please join us for our next Repair Public event on Sunday, October 22rd from 1pm to 4pm at the Hitchcock Center in Amherst! Behold their beautiful new nearly-self-sustaining building at 845 West Street (Route 116) in Amherst! We're going to be there fixing things! Here's a bold idea: a registration page! Hey, it was their … Continue reading Repair Event: Sustainability Rocks!
Ideally, we'd like to engineer ourselves out of existence, by spreading skills and confidence and motivation to as many people as we can. If you go home from a Repair Public event feeling emboldened to handle a screwdriver like never before, then our work was good work. We want you to be able to take … Continue reading Lessons of the Lawnmower