Huge Open Day – Repair Cafe, Permapatch and Crop Swap

The Sydney North Repair Cafe is going from strength to strength and is hosting the Repair Cafe Open day on 7 May 2017.   Last month the Repair Café days made 115 successful fixes!  With the help of their skilled volunteers, the visitors repaired items ranging from clothing to jewellery to small battery operated gadgets to shoes and tools sharpening.

What is the Repair Cafe?

The Repair Cafe’s motto is:  don’t throw it out fix it. It’s about breaking the cycle of buy, use, throw out. A repair cafe is a group of skilled local residents who want to fix things instead of throwing them away. Lane Cove residents are invited to bring broken items from home and watch them being repaired. You may even be inspired to learn how the repairs are made. Not only can you get your goods fixed, but you can also have coffee and cakes for a gold coin donation. You can read more about the Repair Cafe concept here.

When does the Repair Cafe Operate?

Thet operates on the first and second Sundays.  It is located at the Uniting Church Hall on the corner of Pacific Highway and Mowbray Road (across the road from the Great Northern Hotel). It is envisaged that the Repair Cafe will be open the first two Sundays of the month from 1 pm to 3 pm.  If you want more information or would like to volunteer your services please call Wendy Dwyer on 0410 280 912

Repair Cafe Open Day

Make a note of the first Sunday, 7th May.  This is a special occasion.  Repair Cafe will celebrate a joint open event day with Permapatch Community Garden.  They also welcome the participation of Crop Swap Sydney.


This is a day not to be missed!

Do come early and visit the Permapatch Community Garden located right behind the Café.  Wander through the garden, enjoy morning tea, wood fire pizza, wine (by donation) and participate in the Crop Swap. Items you can bring along for swapping can include vegies, herbs or homemade sauces, jams or baked goods before heading to visit the Repair Cafe.


The Repair Cafe will be open for an extra hour, from 1 til 4 pm on this day only. 

10.30 am Permapatch Community Garden open to the public; garden tours and talks.
11.00am Free morning tea
11.30 am Demonstration of making raw jelly from a green grass jelly plant. Seedlings of this amazing plant will be given free during Crop Swap
12.30 Wood Fired Pizza and Wine (by donation)
1 pm Repair Café Opens
1 pm to 4 pm Community Garden Talks continue


Date:  7 May 2017

Place: Chatswood South Uniting Church Hall, corner Pacific Hwy and Mowbray Road.  Parking at back of Church Hall.

For more information contact Wendy 0410280912 or 94204884.

Email: [email protected]


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