Liaise with community repair projects, repair networks, fix-it workshops
Tie into the groups that might already be underway in your area undertaking repair projects or workshops, for example in Mens Sheds.
There is a mens’ shed programme in Kilkenny City , for example, doing a number of waste prevention related initiatives, such as:
- Taking old bikes from Kilkenny County Council’s recycling centre, carrying out repairs and selling them on to raise funds for their organisation.
- They have created bird boxes and window boxes from reclaimed wood.
- They also have a community garden in a very scenic spot in the middle of the city, which has been successful in getting Local Agenda21 funding.
Maybe in time you might set up a community repair project or fix-it workshop. It’s also a very good social outlet for people in the community, many of whom might have skills they no longer use.