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WSU Snohomish County Extension office has moved!

Our office is now located in the Snohomish County Parks & Recreation Administration Office at Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, 98296.

Sustainable Community Stewards – Repair Cafe

Program Contact: Kellee Byard, Sustainable Communities Program Coordinator
(425) 357-6027 • kellee.byard@wsu.edu

 

Got broken stuff? Toss it? No way! Bring it to a WSU Repair Café!

Have something you think can be fixed? Or, are you a fixer and like to help others? The Repair Café is here for you!

Bring your vacuums, lamps, bikes, jewelry…anything you might have and one of our volunteer fixers will diagnose the issue and do their best to make it usable again. They will show you their process, order parts if necessary, and help you learn how you can do it on your own with videos or one-on-one instruction.

Please note:

  • We cannot fund the cost of any additional parts needed. If your item needs a part for repair, our volunteer will contact you to discuss this with you.
  • We don’t guarantee repairs, and we are not responsible for any damages from attempting to repair an item. So, you must sign a liability release form before seeing a repair specialist.
  • At these free repair events, we may decline to work on any item – in advance or at the event – depending on the item, the type of repair needed, the fixers available, or for other reasons. We cannot work on cell phones or Apple products.
  • These meetups take place at locations around Snohomish County throughout the year, including libraries, colleges, and other community centers. Two item maximum per meeting. First come, first served.

Next Repair Café: Saturday, May 11th

  • From 10AM to 2PM
  • Mukilteo Library
  • 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo, WA 98275

Steps To Participate:

  • Arrive at the Mukilteo Library between 10AM and 2PM
    • The event runs until 2PM, but often the last hour our repair specialists are finishing up repairs instead of taking on new projects. Plan to arrive before 1:30PM if possible!
  • Repair Specialists will be on-site to help with your item and will work with you on repairing.

More Repair Cafés planned for 2024!

Saturday, May 11th  10AM – 2PM  Mukilteo Library
Saturday, August 10th  10AM – 2PM  The Lab in downtown Arlington
Saturday, September 28th  10AM – 2PM  Bothell City Hall
Saturday, November 16th  10AM – 2PM  Monroe Library

Repair Café Facts:

There are over 2,200 Repair Cafés worldwide. Created in 2009, Martine Postma held the first Repair Café in Amsterdam and its success generated additional Repair Cafes in Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, India, Japan and many other countries. The result?  People with repair expertise pass along invaluable practical skills, items are being used longer and don’t have to be thrown away. This reduces the volume of raw materials and energy needed to make new products and cuts CO2 emissions which help towards a more sustainable society.

For more information on Repair Cafes visit: https://www.repaircafe.org/en/

 

Thank you to our community partners: