Repair Fair Fun

posted on 7/8/22

Saturdays, July 16 and 23, 2022
Southeast Iowa Sierra Club and Fairfield Farmers Market
Howard Park, Fairfield


Is everything ship-shape at your house? No? Well, read on for a solution!
In partnership with the Fairfield Farmers’ Market, the Southeast Iowa Sierra Club is hosting a Repair Fair to emphasize the practice of mending broken items whenever possible, instead of sending them to a landfill. REPAIR is a key element of the Reduce/Reuse/Recycle model, and it is essential for transitioning to a circular economy. Hence, the Repair Fair.

To make sure word gets around, we will host the Fair for two weekends, July 16 and 23, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Farmers’ Market in Howard Park. We’ll have small appliance whisperer David Ford; the bike repair and diagnostic expert, Oyunbold Ganbold (aka BOLD); knife sharpening courtesy of Avi Pogel; and all-around handyman genius, Greg Conner.  LeAnne’s Sewing Shoppe and others may also make an appearance. These “fixit” wonder workers will diagnose and fix items on the spot when possible, advise about next steps when an instant repair can’t be done, and counsel you on looming home repair projects that may be worrying you.

In a sustainable circular economy, the landfill plays a much smaller role, as end-of-life products become inputs for the next generation of production and are seen as potential assets rather than as trash.

So, fish the dull knives out of that drawer, rescue the broken desk lamp from the attic, and head on down to the second annual Repair Fair to see what can be done! 

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