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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Snohomish County Repair Cafes

Program Contact: Heather Teegarden, Sustainable Community Stewards Program Coordinator
425-357-6027 • heather.teegarden@wsu.edu

Got broken stuff? Toss it? No way! Bring it to one of our Repair Cafes!

Our next Repair Café is scheduled for “Item Drop-Off” Saturday, November 21, 10 am – 12 pm at HopeWorks Station North (the new multi-family/use building) in Everett. We will be taking limited appointments and requiring masks and social distancing at all times. Items will be repaired off-site during a 2-week period. Our fantastic fixers (volunteers) will be contacting you about your item a few days following the 21st and will have the item ready for pick up, Friday, December 4th during the same time and same location as the drop-off.

Sign up for a time slot to participate!   (Sign-Up Genius Website)

Item drop-off/pick up location: HopeWorks Station North, 3315 Broadway, Everett (Google Map)

We will be stationed between Renew Home Decor and HopeWorks Station North/Kindred Kitchen. Look for on-street parking along Broadway or park in the small covered lot for easiest access. We will be stationed outside in the small covered parking lot.

More info on our November 21 Repair Cafe flyer (pdf)

A YouTube Recording of our Virtual Repair Café that took place on Saturday, June 27th is available here (video). This event was All About Adhesives and their fixes – Featuring a few of WSU Snohomish County Extension Fabulous Fixers

Our first Virtual Repair Café had it’s debut on Saturday, May 30th. With a total of 31 participants including 5 DIY-workshop presenters and a panel of 5 Repair Advisor volunteers! You can see some of the event recording on YouTube (video)

Questions? Contact: Heather Teegarden by email or call 425-357-6027.

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BIKE REPAIR OPTIONS VIA SHARING WHEELS COMMUNITY BIKE SHOP!

*Does you bike need repair? Check out the DIY Fix-it Station Outside of their location: Sharing Wheels shop at 2531 Broadway in Everett.  Access is on the east (alley) side of the building, with ample parking in the adjacent lot. Contact them about bike repair drop-off.

*There can be situations where the bike needs more extensive work than can be done in a small home shop, or the low value and poor condition of the bike does not warrant its repair, etc., in which case the volunteer will return the bike to the shop and contact the owner.  The client can retrieve the bike as-is, if preferred.  Alternately, the client can confer about the bike with the bike shop manager (and chief mechanic), Alain Cansino, about how to proceed.  The client and the shop manager may agree to proceed with further paid repair work at the shop on the bike.  Sharing Wheels is a qualified and attractively-priced option for bike repair, if the shop manager has time on his schedule for additional repair work.

Thank you to our partners:

Special thank you to Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop and the Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Adivors! Their volunteers have been partnering with us since our first Repair Cafe event in March of 2018. Be sure to check out their Sharing Wheels bike store in Everett and CTA sewing events on Facebook!

Thank you to Snohomish County Solid Waste for their funding of this valuable community program and of course Repair Café International for letting us be part of their growing network of global Repair Cafes.

Thanks also goes to King County Solid Waste and Sno Isle Libraries for their ongoing support!