The DIY Action Team is a group of handson learners and passionate makers. We aim to facilitate individual and community empowerment, intergenerational exchange, and a generous culture of learning, accountability and safety.
The first project of the DIY Action Team is the Quadra Island Library of Things and Community Workshop (the QUILT). Like books in a library, the QUILT will house tools and other resources that can be borrowed, referenced, or used on site. We will also be putting together a skills registry of islanders who are willing to volunteer knowledge and expertise. We’ve begun with a survey to ascertain the needs and interests of the community.
As an initial step we are working on a portable tool-lending shed. The team is planning to host events such as repair cafés and “tool-torial” workshops.
In the future, the DIY Action Team envisions a large facility for sharing tools, materials, and skills. It will include making and learning spaces for both individual and community-wide projects.
Have an idea for us? Want to help out with one of the projects underway? We would greatly welcome your involvement! Please email us here
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