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With International Repair Day on tomorrow, Saturday October 21, Repair Cafe Mullumbimby will be hosting an all-day event between 10.30am and 4.30pm at the Shedding Community Workshop, located at 18 Prince Street in Mullumbimby. 

Organisers say all are welcome to join the gathering and bring a plate to share in the potluck lunch. 

The Shedding Community Workshop’s Sophie Wilksch says a crew of dedicated volunteers get on the tools every Saturday from 1.30 to 4.30pm. 

She also says a newly donated trailer from Solo Resource Recovery (Solo) will be used to assist in the pick-up of salvaged building materials, and large-scale donations of equipment and machinery. 

‘We have discovered that when we invite our community to get “hands-on” with power tools and salvaged waste materials, we empower them to create and discover real tangible outcomes.

‘As a result, we now support communities far and wide, seeking to replicate and share our salvage, recovery and repair services. 

‘The Repair Cafe Mullumbimby is part of an international network and organisation, www.repaircafe.org, which has 2,812 registered branches worldwide’.

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  1. Being on a remote property, every day is repair day. I find it very strange when people don’t know how to repair their car, house, or even small simple items. I certainly encourage everyone to have a go, and learn some skills. Our species is defined by our ability to create tools. Having such skills are amazing psychologically important on a genetic level, even if you rarely use them. Ignore the greenie nonsense, do it because it is good for your health.

  2. Unfortunately we have breed a batch of phone staring entitled little whingeing twerps, too precious to learn new skills. Mum, something has broken, fix it.


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