This week Highland Radio spoke to Caroline McGuinness Brookes, Project Manager with Foyle Repair Café and Joanne Butler, Manager of Donegal Community Gardens.

Did you know?

A repair cafe is a pop up event organised with volunteers for members of the public to bring in their broken items to get fixed.

It’s a free event and usually happens on a monthly basis

Foyle Repair & share is expanding to include strabane > 

It’s part of the Switch to Repair Campaign with Derry City and Strabane District Council > 

More Volunteers are needed and welcome. There is a Virtual Volunteer Information Session happening on Friday the 29th of February:  > 

The Donegal Community Garden is also setting up garden repair Cafe > 

Why it’s important!

The more we can repair the less that ends up in landfill, Irish households generated 1.84 million tonnes of waste in 2021 >–assessment/waste/national-waste-statistics/ 

By using free repair cafes will save you money, bring in your laptops, textiles, small home appliances and a volunteer will have a look at it free of charge!

Learn more:

Repair Cafe Foyle >

Derry City & Strabane District Council > 

Donegal Community Gardens >