Friday, June 21st, 4 to 7 pm at the Hobart Farmers' Market 101 Maple Avenue, Hobart NY 13788 A Repair Café is where you bring your beloved-but-broken items and work with a volunteer repair specialist to fix them -- for free! This one is devoted exclusively to bikes. Last year, about 35 people got their bikes tuned up, and listened to live music while enjoying delectables from the Fork in the Road food truck. This year, Sam from Otsego Bicycles will return to share his awesome repair skills. If your bike needs more than a tune-up, Sam has the know-how to diagnose the problem. At about 5 pm, there will be a group bike ride on the fabulous Catskill Scenic Trail, starting and ending at the Hobart Farmers' Market. So grab your bike and join us! The Hobart Farmers' Market offers a wide variety of local foods and baked goods, as well as craft items and books from the Hobart Book Village.
Tuesday, June 18th, 6 pm at Bushel 106 Main Street, Delhi NY We all hate plastic and what it does to our oceans and landfills, but it's hard to break the habit. The Plastic Free EcoChallenge is a month-long effort where we offer each other encouragement and support to shift away from our single-use plastic dependency. Join us as we explore alternatives to plastic. We'll have demos, samples, and resources. There will even be a Reusables Swap - bring your extra shopping bags, coffee cups, water bottles, etc., to share with others, and pick up a reusable you need. Bring your ideas! We want to hear them! We'll also talk about repurposing plastic so it stays out of the waste stream. If you eat single serving yogurts, please bring the used plastic cups... we re-use them to distribute seedlings at street fairs. And did we mention there will be beer, wine and snacks? (served on anything but plastic). If you can't make the party, but would still like to participate in the EcoChallenge, click here and join "Team Catskills," then choose one plastic-reducing habit you'd like to adopt during the month of July.