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
Sorry for the long wait for another event! Some of us have been busy with things like day jobs and other utterly boring and useless things. But we're back, and as fixy as ever. Save the date! Then show up! Sunday, August 13th 2017 1pm to 5pm Seymour, the Pub 5 Bank Row Greenfield, MA … Continue reading An August Affair!
I did a radio interview a couple weeks ago with Bob Flaherty of WHMP, and he's been airing it this week. He was kind enough to let me offer the broadcast content here! Have a listen! He really helped capture the essence of what we're all about. Bob did a great job with the … Continue reading Repair Public on the air!