WNC Repair Cafe Returns for Summer 2021

A person attempting to repair a computer motherboard.

After nearly a year off, WNC Repair Cafe is reopening to the community on June 15th for another evening of free repairs.

A repair cafe is an event, where you are invited to bring in broken household objects and meet with volunteer repair specialists who then guide you through the repair process.  Volunteers with WNC Repair Cafe believe that there is value in knowing how to repair, rather than replace, your items, and will be offering repairs at no cost to any and all members of the community.

Specialists in small engine repair, mending, appliance repair, welding, tool repair and carpentry have volunteered from all across Western North Carolina to lend a hand during the event.  Volunteers are encouraged to share their skills, offering a unique opportunity to learn how to do it yourself the next time something breaks. Traditionally, repairs have ranged from small appliances to worn-out clothing, small engines and garden tools to family heirlooms.  The scope of the repairs should be limited only by the imagination of the patrons; if it’s broken, they will try to fix it.

The next WNC Repair Cafe will be held on Tuesday June 15th, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Living Web Farms’ Grandview Facility at 220 Grandview Ln, Hendersonville NC.

WNC Repair Cafe events for 2021 will be hosted outdoors.  For the safety of volunteers, masks and social distancing are encouraged.

Donations are encouraged to cover costs of materials and expansion of our in-house tool library;  simple supplies and all labor will be provided at no charge.  Prior notice increases the chance of a successful repair.  Visitors are encouraged to email Dan prior to arriving.

Visit their website for more details at www.livingwebfarms.org/WNCrepaircafe.