A popular fun station was Don’s “Repair Your Hair” station, where he did haircut touch-ups and trims. One fellow brought a pair of pants with a zipper problem that Mary fixed in a jiffy. Then he noticed the Hair Repair. When he realized that it was also free he signed up for that, then he took a garden tour with January. After he sampled the potluck array and some of Wafic’s iced tea, he looked delighted and a little incredulous to learn that he was also welcome to help himself to the huge pile of citrus from the Neighborhood Fruit Harvest. He checked out the Seed and Seedling Swap and left with a big smile, repaired trousers, a dapper new hair repair, some fruit, and a seedling.
If you have experienced this feeling and want to pay it forward, consider volunteering for Repair Café as a repair person or a staff triage person.
Thanks all who turned out to share skills and to all the patrons who came to sample the benefits of an alternate sharing economy and time banking.
— Therese Brummel