Got broken items that you'd love to get working and usable again?
Work with a volunteer Fixer to get them restored!
Saturday, May 15th
10am - 2pm
Watch the fixing happen on Zoom by RSVP'ing below.
If you have an item you'd like fixed, please fill out: Form for Items that Need Fixing.
The purpose of this event is two fold - to keep items out of the landfill and to increase folks' knowledge of how to repair and restore their belongings.
Once we understand the nature of the fix for your particular item, we will let you know whether the fix will be DIY over zoom or whether you should drop off your item in advance so that a fixer can work on it while you watch on zoom.
If you're interested in joining the Team of Fixers that day, sign up here: FIXER SIGN UP FORM
Sign up and help grow the Repair/Circular Economy in our Island community!
Brian Cox, Ringleader of the Virtual Fix-It Cafe, introduces the day of fixes and gets us started with Lamp Repair. Island Volunteer Fixers coached Joanne, Liz, and Bailey in making the repairs themselves. We learned how fun and illuminating it is to fix lamps!
Geologist and Islander Steve Bergman leads us through a fascinating exploration of the geological history of our island, this region and the planet - starting with the rocks on the beaches of Vashon and Maury.Read more
Julie Shannon shares a lifetime of experience selling her crafts through this generous presentation on strategies for success. Get inspired to venture into your own cottage industry doing something you love. Her fabulous presentation and tricks of the trade will help you avoid pitfalls and chart a path to success.Read more
Herbalist Jane Valencia's presentation reconnects us to the place that we live and its capacity to heal body and soul. As an herbal educator, Jane brings makes her vast knowledge and deep relationship with plants and place easy to understand so that you can foster your own skills and well being.
Antoinette Guy is a talented photographer and an excellent presenter. She is also eleven years old, so watch out world! Enjoy Antoinette's tour through her love of photography and the pro-tips she has learned from her talented island mentor.Read more
Cathy deSmet is a deeply respected physical therapist living and practicing on Vashon. In this presentation Cathy leads us through a number of stretches designed specifically to help us through the long days of computer work and remote learning.Read more
Besides being an expert in Xena Warrior Princess, Victoria, aka "Tori" chose to share her tips and tricks on cultivating resilience in challenging times, self-care, setbacks and bouncing back. She concludes with a valuable collection of resources to support your wellbeing.Read more
Kim Nelson's dry humor is matched by her mastery of furniture repair. Don't miss this fun and extremely useful tutorial on chair mending, furniture refinishing and repair including lots of PRO-tips and tricks. So GREAT! From the Governor's Mansion to Vashon Island, she's fixed or finished it. Check it out!Read more