Free Fruit and a Local Repair Cafe

Elizabeth Good, from the local Sharing Economy group has posted some news for fruit aficionados, especially on the Santa Cruz end of Monterey Bay:

~Fruit picking! It’s citrus season apparently. 😉 The Fruit Tree Project has an event: Sunday, April 21st meeting at 3pm at the west entrance to Neary Lagoon (on the West side by Bay and California). From there they will split into two groups to pick lemons and oranges. One group will be on bicycles, so bring a bike if you have one. More information at http://www.fruitcruz….. (thanks Lisa for this info).


A local repair cafe event, sponsored by The Grey Bears. May 4th, 10 a.m-1pm at Grey Bears:

Bring your broken household items to the Repair Cafe at Grey Bears and work with our Fix it volunteer coaches, your neighbors, friends and others to keep your favorite things working.

The next Grey Bears Repair Cafe is Saturday, May 4, 2013, 10am – 1pm

For more information, please read the FAQs below, email, or call 831-479-1055.

1) What exactly is the Repair Café?
The Grey Bears Repair Café is a volunteer-driven program patterned after the Repair Café movement that started and now flourishes in the Netherlands. The aim of the Repair Café movement is to reduce the amount of stuff that ends up in the waste stream by helping you fix items that you might otherwise throw away.

2) What kinds of things should I bring?
Sewing repairs, small household items like lamps, kitchen appliances and vacuum cleaners, as well as small furniture and mechanical goods like weed-wackers and lawnmowers. We have a very low success rate fixing CD players and DVD players, and we’re not able to tackle microwave ovens. Nor do we have a safe set up to do welding projects. Due to the anticipated demand, please bring only one item per person.
Find out more on their webpage, HERE.

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