What: Free community repair event
When: Saturday, May 6th from 10am – 2pm
Where: Gallatin County Fairgrounds, Building #4
(Use North Black Ave. entrance – see map below)
Confirmed “fixers”: The Green Darner, The Bozeman Makerspace, The Bozeman Bike Kitchen
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/417776815230115/
What is a fix-it clinic (aka repair café)?: Residents may bring household items and clothing in need of minor repairs to and volunteers will offer guided assistance in bringing them back to life.
WANTED: Folks who like to tinker, disassemble/assemble, glue, solder, etc. in an effort to keep resources out of the landfill. We’re looking for repair professionals and enthusiasts who are willing to provide a few hours of fixing stuff in exchange for being part of a new local event that will benefit Gallatin County residents economically and environmentally.
· Diverting household items from the landfill and reducing demand for replacement items.
· Empowering the community with new skills so they can repair their goods beyond organized clinics.
· Getting residents involved in the collective wellbeing of their community.
· Providing opportunities for residents to meet one another in a constructive social environment.
· Providing opportunities for organizations to gain exposure by offering volunteer “experts.”
Here are some videos of other fix-it style events:
For more information or to volunteer:
(Click on the wrench for directions to Building 4)