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"Start Your Own Repair Cafe" with Sylvia Holmes

  • Carnegie Hall, Room 107 90 South Macalester Street Saint Paul, MN, 55105 United States (map)
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Do you want a repair cafe in your hometown? Come to this workshop to learn how. Repair Cafe Pasadena is a free, roving, all-purpose repair shop and festival for and by the community. It’s a meeting of repair people and people who need things repaired. This workshop will be a case study of Repair Cafe Pasadena, which started in 2012 with the local time bank, some volunteers, and free venues. It’s a real-life example of the alternate economy of gifting and sharing. Repair cafes started in the Netherlands and are spreading all over the world. Come and get inspired!


Sylvia Holmes

Sylvia Holmes is a permaculture landscape designer and a volunteer with Transition Pasadena. She is active with the projects Repair Cafe Pasadena, and AltaPasa Green Circle, and is a co-leader and founder of Mulch for the People, Beautiful Swales, and the Free-Food Garden. Outside of Transition, Sylvia gardens with Pasadena Beautiful and Huntington Ranch. She is the Secretary of the Shakespeare Authorship Roundtable, sings with Towne Singers, and teaches mindfulness at Cancer Support Community Pasadena. Sylvia is also interested in “placemaking." Check out her Facebook page: “Why Not in My Backyard?”