June at Humane Society in review, and more!
As Repair Café celebrates its second birthday, we find more and more folks want to be involved in the operation of the Repair Café. Several folks appeared unexpectedly this month saying “I am here to help.” One older woman, who brought a hedge-trimmer for repair, insisted on doing some hand-sewing while she waited. One woman appeared with satchels on each shoulder; when I asked if they were items for repair, she told me she came to help. I asked what kind of repairs she could do she replied, “Anything!” She had brought tools, glue, a sewing machine, jewelry repairing supplies all the way from Hollywood. She sat down and didn't stop for three hours! One fellow said he had a big TV and asked could we fix it. Scoops, Lead Tinker invited the man to bring it in and offered tools so the fellow could open it himself. Our tinkers primarily loaned tools and offered observations and advice. This fellow was grateful for the opportunity to have a mentor coaching him.
Will Repair Café evolve to more of a DIY opportunity, or a classroom situation with experts on hand?
Stay tuned, or drop by and find out. On July 13 from 5–8 pm we will help the Echo Chamber launch their own Repair Café in their pop-up space, the former Echo Curio, 1519 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park, 90026. They will have a garden-themed Really Really Free Market, and a seed and seedling swap. For more info, contact Therese Brummel.
— Therese Brummel