Make, Do and Mend

Visit our events taking place over six locations around Herefordshire.

Events

Herefordshire Green Network is running Make, Do and Mend with 6 communities around Herefordshire.

Event Aims

Support the development of new skills that will help people live a more sustainable life.

 

  • Provide a space for, and encourage rehoming of goods instead of buying new.
  • Provide a space for community interactions and promote community cohesion.
  • Encourage people to consider their own environmental impact and lifestyle changes they can make to live more sustainably.

Get Involved

We’d like you to share your experience by telling us about why you came and what you found interesting and helpful.

  • Repair Café
  • Food Events
  • Clothes / book swap
  • Crafts
  • Plastic free shop / refill station for household goods
  • Upcycling
  • How bad are bananas

We Need You!

HGN are now looking to recruit local handy men and women who can provide repair services at our Make Do & Mend events.

Make, Do and Mend Event

Kindle Centre

This programme of events took place last year and we will be holding a similar Make Do & Mend event later in summer 2019.

Thanks to all who came to & assisted with our Make Do & Mend Session at the Kindle Centre on Saturday!

The kids enjoyed taking part in Kids’ Kitchen’s cooking activities, while Mums, Dads, Grannies and Grandpas had their bikes, household items and clothes repaired and revamped. Much clothes swapping also took place alongside.

We’re going to do this all again on October 13th from 10am at the Kindle Centre during h.Energy weekend, so you’ll have another opportunity to clothes swap and get items repaired – all for free!

Kington KLEEN Repair Café

Do I Repair, Recycle or throw away?

For a long while, I’ve been looking for a way of rehoming my horde of redundant stuff that’s gradually filling up my precious space; old radios, DVD players, broken garden tools and much more. But as I can’t bear sacrificing them to the gods of landfill and there was no interest from the local Freegle and Freecycle rehomers, I needed to solve my Carbon Dilemna. So I was keen to try out a repair cafe as a possible solution.

 

I paid a visit to Gordon and the repair volunteers at KLEEN Repair Café that runs every third Saturday in the Market Hall in Kington.

This is wonderful! I took my pair of computer speakers for repair. I was convinced they could be saved an untimely demise and I’m now happy to benefit from our local repair and recycle network. 

Zero Carbon Herefordshire

It’s also good to draw attention to the importance of reducing our carbon footprint and spread the word. I had a chat with the volunteers who carry out the repairs and recorded my visit to share with the Herefordshire Green Network. You can get a taster of the valuable work KLEEN does in the short video below. ….Richard

More information about KLEEN

Canon Frome Spring Fair

The Spring Fair And Crank Up event was held at Canon Frome Court during the weekend of 28th and 28th April

Bike repair, local produce and crafts including hand knitted dishcloths from recycled cotton –  and some inspirational electric car chat!

Thanks to our recent funding award from Greggs we will be able to offer a fee for your participation as a “repairer.”

So we are looking for helpers who can:

  • Repair clothing, knitwear and other textiles
  • Repair shoes, boots
  • Repair bicycles
  • Repair electrical items
  • Mend / repair other items, i.e. wooden, ceramics etc. Let us know your skills!

If you’d like to be involved then please do email Connie at events@hgnetwork.org.