Waste Wise Lane County announces Creswell's first Fix-It Fair

Waste Wise Lane County announces Creswell's first Fix-It Fair
Posted on 07/02/2024

Waste Wise Lane County—part of the Lane County Waste Management Division—is coordinating with the South Valley Farmers Market to organize Creswell’s first Fix-It Fair on July 10.


The free public event will run from 3 to 6 p.m. during the market at Harry Holt Memorial Park (127 N. 4th St.). 


Fix-It Fairs promote reuse and repair by offering participants opportunities to have household items repaired by fixer coaches. Participants can watch and learn repair skills, discover local repair resources, and extend the life of household items—keeping more stuff out of the trash and saving money.


Repairs take an average of 30 minutes, and attendees can only bring items that can be reasonably carried in. In addition to repairs, Creswell attendees will be treated to an upcycling demonstration and farmers market activities.


The Creswell event will focus on repairing outdoor gear, bikes, small appliances, and power tools. It will be the second time in two years that Waste Wise Lane County has partnered with South Valley Farmers Market to host a fair.


“We are thrilled to partner with the South Valley Farmers Market again this year after hosting a fair with them last year in Cottage Grove,” said Angie Marzano, Lane County Waste Reduction Program Supervisor. “And we’re excited to bring the concept to more residents around the county.”


“Fix-it fairs are hubs for sustainability, skill sharing, and innovation, and we are aligned with Waste Wise Lane County in our desire to share resources and skills to build a sustainable and equitable future,” said Tassia Fahsbender, market operations manager with the South Valley Farmers Market. “Our shared values and a desire to offer more resources to our communities make fix-it fairs and farmers markets a natural partnership.”


Last year, Waste Wise Lane County hosted fairs in Springfield, Cottage Grove, and Florence. This year, it will host the fair in Creswell and another in Springfield in the fall.


About Waste Wise Lane County

WasteWise Lane County offers education, tools, and resources that residents, schools, and businesses can use to reduce waste, conserve resources, and live more sustainably. Learn more about repair resources at fixitlanecounty.com


About the South Valley Farmers Market

The South Valley Farmers Market offers southern Willamette Valley residents access to farm-fresh produce and artisan goods directly from the farmers and producers in downtown Cottage Grove and Creswell. Learn more at www.southvalleyfarmersmarket.org.

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