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About OSU Repair Fairs

Repair Fairs are an event series sponsored by the student group Waste Watchers, a joint group of Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative.

In the 2016-17 academic year, fairs will be hosted once per term (November, February and May). Details vary each time, so stay tuned to this page for information about upcoming fairs.

Why attend a Repair Fair?

  • Save Money: Score free repairs so you don’t have to buy more stuff.
  • Gain Skills: Connect with others to learn new skills or share your own.
  • Reduce Waste: Save your beloved belongings and conserve natural resources.

About the Winter Repair Fair

Clothing repair at a previous Repair Fair

When: Wednesday, February 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: OSUsed Store, 644 SW 13th St.

Bring your broken items and volunteers will help you learn how to repair your belongings; attend demos to learn more skills! See list below for what’s on offer this time. Free and open to all.

Repair skills offered:

  • Appliances & Electronics (small items only, please)
  • Bicycles
  • Clothing
  • Computer Diagnostics
  • Housewares (furniture, ceramics, etc.)
  • Jewelry
  • Lamps
  • Woodwind instruments
  • And more!

Note: We don’t have spare parts, but will do our best to repair what we can and/or refer you to where you could find the parts you need. If you have parts already, we may be able to help you install them.

Drop-In D.I.Y. Demonstrations:

Demonstrations will be drop-in style - come by anytime in the listed timeframe for a hands-on demo.

  • 5:30-6:30:
    • Scraps to Scrumptious: D.I.Y. Pesto Sauce - Come by and learn how to make your own tasty pesto with food scraps you would usually consider throwing away! (Leader: Members of the Growing Food Security Initiative, Student Sustainability Initiative)
    • Those Darned Socks: Fixing Holes - Everyone gets them, everyone dislikes them, everyone can learn to repair them - holes in your socks. This is your opportunity to end this ongoing struggle! Drop by to see how darning is done, leave with hands-on experience. (Leader: Jeanette Hardison)
  • 6:30-7:30:
    • Winter Wonderland: Foraging Local Plants - Come out and learn how to forage local plants in winter. We will include plant identification tips, example plants, and a demo on making tea from your foraged findings. Use the learned skills to reconnect to nature, save money, and have fun with people around you! (Leader: Shannon, Repair Fair Chair for the Waste Watchers)
    • Those Darned Socks: Fixing Holes - Everyone gets them, everyone dislikes them, everyone can learn to repair them - holes in your socks. This is your opportunity to end this ongoing struggle! Drop by to see how darning is done, leave with hands-on experience. (Leader: Jeanette Hardison)

Venue map. Click to view larger.Additional Details:

Directions: We are located at 644 SW 13th St. in Corvallis; see a map of the entrance and parking here; view our building on Google Maps here. Please enter through the warehouse gate on 13th Street, between A Ave. and the railroad tracks. City buses 36 and 8 stop within 2-4 blocks of our building while routes 15 and 7 stop 6 blocks away at 11th & Monroe (view full details on the Corvallis Transit System website or use Google Transit to find the best option for you).

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For questions, accommodation requests, or to volunteer, please contact Andrea Norris via email or at 541-737-5398.