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Carlisle and Brampton Farmers Markets in 2018

Submitted by chris on Thu, 25/01/2018 - 17:47

Carlisle and Brampton Farmers Markets in 2018 Farmers markets are great places to buy food grown or made locally.  Carlisle Farmers Market is on the first Saturday of the month. The Brampton Farmers Markets are usually on the last Saturday of the month.

With lots in the news recently about reducing plastic waste many of us will have made resolutions to reduce our environmental impact. Did you know that your local farmers' market can help with that?

Freegle community events

Submitted by chris on Wed, 26/07/2017 - 13:19
How to add community events in Freegle Freegle groups across the UK have a free community event listing facility. Anyone can add an event which is visible to Freegle users and to the wider public. It's a great way to publicise your event, it's free and it's easy to add them! The local group volunteers must approve each post - they will usually allow anything community related even if there's a charge for the event. Here's how to do it...

Freegle is 10 ⅓ !

Submitted by chris on Tue, 16/05/2017 - 16:51
Happy 10th Birthday to Penrith and Eden District Freegle! In the best traditions of reuse, Freegle volunteer Chris Cant mulls over the successes and occasional hiccups of the Penrith and Eden District Freegle group, which has been running for 10 ⅓ years! Thanks to everyone who has taken part, over 500 tonnes of good stuff has been kept out of the bin and it has helped out our neighbours.

Fixed at the cafe

Submitted by chris on Fri, 28/04/2017 - 11:52

Penny is pleased to have her Dyson fixed by Adrian

Chris tells us how his first Repair Cafe went: trying to fix electrical items including a TV/DVD player, two toasters, two digital cameras, a light and a vacuum cleaner. It was a useful learning experience, and he's made a list of the tools he brought and might be needed. Who knows what will be brought in next time!

If it's broke, fix it

Submitted by chris on Thu, 20/04/2017 - 15:06

If it's broke, fix it

Chris moans about built-in obsolescence in manufactured good and repairs his washing machine - again!

If you need something repaired go to one of the repair cafés sessions happening soon in Eden - or the clothing repair sessions in Ambleside and Keswick run by Patagonia.

Repair Cafés in Eden

Submitted by chris on Tue, 11/04/2017 - 15:50

Repair Cafés in Eden

Two Repair Cafés are starting up in Eden District soon: in Penrith on Saturday 22nd April 2017 and at Kirkby Stephen on Wednesday 3 May 2017. If you've got a broken toaster, a jumper with a hole in or a bike thatneeds fixing, please bring it along and hopefully get it fixed for free.

If you are handy with a screwdriver, a spanner, a sewing machine, or anything else and want to share your skills then get in touch with Eden Arts or Kirkby Stephen Community Arts.