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Repair Café – Delhi

Our first Repair Café will take place at Bushel, 84 Main Street, Delhi on Saturday, May 13th from 10 am to 2 pm. We have Repair Coaches skilled at fixing small appliances, vacuum cleaners, lamps, furniture and clothing. So brave the forecasted rain and come join us on Saturday! Our goal is to bring the Repair Café to villages throughout the Catskills. We've already set the date for our next one, which will be held on Saturday, July 22nd at the United Methodist Church in Hobart from 10 am to 2 pm. What is a Repair Café? Repair Cafés are free community events that are all about repairing things together. In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make the repairs you need. The types of repairs depend on the Repair Coaches who have volunteered to lend their expertise to this particular event, so each gathering will be slightly different from the next. Visitors bring their broken items from home. In the Repair Café, they start making their repairs, together with the coaches. It’s an ongoing learning process. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job. You can also get inspired at the reading table with books on do-it-yourself repairs procured from Creative Corner Books in Hobart Book Village. Why do we need a Repair Café? We throw away vast amounts of stuff - even things with almost nothing wrong, and which could get a new lease on life after a simple repair. Many people have forgotten that they can repair things themselves, or they have lost the skill. Society doesn’t always [...]

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Plant some magic beans

The Countywide Seed Swap at all Delaware County Public Libraries ends June 1st, so be sure to stop by your local branch this week and pick up some heirloom vegetable seeds to try in this year's garden. Certain seeds, like pod beans, are best planted directly in the garden after the last frost. Each branch has different seeds, so it's like a treasure hunt to see what you'll discover. Some of the bean varieties we donated to the libraries this year include: Golden Wax Bush Bean - an old-time favorite, with abundant harvests of delicious, stringless golden-yellow pods. Dragon Tongue Bean - Tasty attractive 19th-century heirloom hails from the Netherlands. Compact stocky bushes bear abundant purple-violet flowers followed by flat 6" creamy yellow pods mottled with purple tiger stripes. Contender Green Bean - Open-pollinated, heavily producing green beans. Some people say it's the best they've ever tasted. Sunset Runner Bean - Luminous pink blossoms on vines, which are covered in due course with cascades of runner bean pods, equally wonderful whether used as snaps fresh, canned or frozen, or as shell beans. Lovely! Barnside Runner Bean - Scarlet-flowered runner bean routinely reaches 25 feet in height! Transform unsightly buildings, including barns, into a wall of hummingbird-attracting flowers. Pods can grow to 10-12 inches. Very sweet and tender when eaten at the immature stage, a great variety for freezing for winter use as green beans. Blue Lake Bush Bean - This dark-green bean has been a standard for over 40 years. The bush plants set heavy yields of flavorful pods that are tender and crisp. Developed in 1961 from the Pole Blue Lake. Purple Podded Bean - Discovered by Henry Fields in the Ozark Mountains in the 1930s, this purple-podded heirloom is [...]

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