Repair Cafe is coming to Charlotte! What is Repair Cafe? It’s an event where people who have broken items bring them in and volunteers help repair them.
So, not only do you get stuff fixed, saving money, but you also keep the items out of the landfill. And you can learn repair skills!
You can bring in small appliances, lamps, jewelry, fans, clocks, toys, electronics, bicycles, furniture and more.
The first Repair Cafe Charlotte takes place on February 17, 2024, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Innovation Barn, 932 Seigle Avenue.
Sign up to bring something to the February 17th Repair Cafe. Walk-ins are welcome, but if you fill out the form, it lets the organizers know what kind of items are coming in, and helps with planning.
What is Innovation Barn?
Innovation Barn is the home of Circular Charlotte, a joint project with the City of Charlotte to help transition Charlotte to a circular economy — meaning that instead of going to the landfill, items are repurposed for reuse.
There’s a lot going on at Innovation Barn, including an aquaponics lab, a mushroom lab, black soldier fly production, and more. Solid waste from the community goes to a variety of labs where it’s processed and turned into products for the community.
Public tours are available.