Fix-It Group Holds the Line Against Landfill Waste

If you can repair it, there’s no need to replace it.

Neighbors in the Oak Park area of Sacramento are fully aware of this simple truth. Once a month, they host the Oak Park Fix-It Cafe, described on its Facebook page as “a community-powered gathering for repairing and maintaining bicycles, clothing, household items, and the ties that bind us into a healthy community.” At various stations, they work with visitors to stitch buttons back onto sweaters, sew up holes, tune up bicycles, and troubleshoot appliances. And, since it’s a grassroots thing, they also chat about goings-on in the neighborhood and throw back some bagels and cream cheese.

The group meets once a month, on the third Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, search for “Oak Park Fix-It Cafe” on Facebook.

The bike repair station is a busy one at the fix-it clinic.

The bike repair station is a busy one at the fix-it clinic.

Bagels and appliance repair – what’s a fix-it café without both?

Thinking of starting a fix-it café in your own community? Here’s a great resource to get started!

Posted on Jan 31, 2019

Summary: If you can repair it, there’s no need to replace it. Neighbors in the Oak Park area of Sacramento are fully aware of this simple truth. Once a month, they host the Oak Park Fix-It Cafe.