About TAProots

Next Meeting: TAProots is on

"Summer Break"

Our next meeting will be in late summer to taste tomatoes. Watch here for updates!

Holly Springs Food Cupboard Community Garden

621 West Holly Springs Road

Holly Springs, NC 27540


TAProots is a small group of clients affiliated with the Triangle Aphasia Project who meet regularly to sow seeds, garden, create garden crafts and fellowship together with a combined purpose to share their enjoyment of gardening and the outdoors. Although the group has a focus on gardening and garden projects, no prior hands-on gardening experience is needed.

The group spends time learning from each other, patiently working to communicate in a safe and caring environment while doing
fun and useful projects to use at home or provide to the community. The group routinely plants the seeds that start the vegetables in the community garden at the Holly Springs Food Cupboard. They also collect seeds for future plantings in the garden. Each year they organize and conduct a plant sale to support their efforts and to work toward their goal of their group's financial self-sufficiency!

Hands-on opportunities include learning to propagate plants for the Community Garden and the plant sale as well as the home garden and clients are encouraged to take plants home if they wish. The group also uses the herbs and plants from the community garden to create tastings or to take home for culinary purposes!

Join us. We welcome new members!

Contact: rieppeh1@gmail.com











Thursday, June 22, 2017

Container Creations

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017


This week while we waited for plants to arrive, we talked about the Hoeman's tip on food storage. Rieppe brought her food saver machine out which was invested in to keep fish her husband catches. Barb explained how her's is used for fresh food with the reseal feature on bags and bowls.  It was a time of sharing and education.

Once the plants arrived our goal was to put together flower pots for a silent auction during the TAP fund raiser. Well I thought we would get two done, but once we got the first one done we were on a roll. They turned out so well that we wanted to bid right there and then. I heard someone say that we should start a garden center. We made some for sun and other for plants needing some shade. Hopefully we did not make to many and that they all go over well. It really did turn out to be a fun day.

Rieppe and Barb work to plant the trophy container





Krystal showing off the butterfly container










Beautiful blooms in the big pot



Jen and Zola add up the container's contents
The succulent pots came out beautifully


 Well our work is done for now and we will pick things up again for our fall crop rotation. So, stay out of the heat and do your watering in the morning and weeding in the evening.

Enjoy the summer break!




We've had such a successful season!


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Container Pot Planning and Philanthropy

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


What a great success! The plant sale was wonderful​ and we were able to present over $400 to the Holly springs food cupboard.

Our Group and Pat (the Food Cupboard Director)

We are so happy to be turning over the funds to Pat!

We spent some time at this meeting planning what to plant in containers that we will plant for the TAP fund raiser auction.
Lots of ideas being exchanged here!

Plants for our containers

Containers, plants and ideas!

Only good things can come from this!

We just have to reign in the creativity!  We are so excited to do this project....





We will have one last meeting on Wednesday June 21. We will plant some beautiful pots for the TAP fund raiser on Friday June 23.



There will be a break during the summer until mid August. We will have occasional get togethers and tomato tastings.

Be sure to check out the Hoeman Garden Tips in the Blog sidebar - one of our clients will provide garden suggestions you can try at home!  Feel free to "Send Feedback" if you have a tip of your own you'd like to share!


Monday, June 5, 2017

Plant Sale De-brief

Well hi from the TAPROOTS gang.

First we want to say THANK YOU!! all for supporting us in our now annual plant sale. The results were better than expected and we hope you enjoyed your time. We were able to sell out on several items so we will be adjusting our offering accordingly. Without putting out a questionaire we would welcome any suggestions you have to make the sale even better for you.



So this week we recapped how the plant sale went going over not only what was sold, but how to organize and share the load better. With the addition to the building and town requirements for the property we spent some time discussing rearranging areas for best use.

As the weather warms up our tips are for water savings in the yard. Naturally we all know to use mulch, porous hardscapes (pea gravel etc), and trying to cut down on grass areas or the type of grass used. You can also see where some of these plants may fit in as they are all to a point drought resistant.

Lavender
Oregano
Thyme
Catmint
Goat's beard
Lady's mantle
Bougainvillea

You can also plant evergreen shrubs which once established require less watering and  can provide shade for flowers which do not like direct sun all day. Speaking of flowers try planning areas where similar watering requirements are the same.

See you in the garden!

This blog entry provided by Marc Sipes


Friday, May 19, 2017

Plants Available at this Saturday's Plant Sale!

Here is the List of the Plants that will be Available at the TAProots Plant Sale
Saturday, May 20th from 9am until noon (or until all plants are sold)
While supplies last!


Herbs
Basil
Chives
Lavender
Lemon Balm
Parsley
Sage
Thyme

Veggies
Cucumber
Kale
Peppers
Squash
Tomatoes
Watermelon
Zucchini

Perennials
Black-Eyed Susan
Creeping Jenny
Lamb’s Ear
Purple Heart
Stoke’s Aster

Annuals
Cosmos

Zinnia

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Join us for our Plant Sale This Saturday!









Plants Available:

Herbs
Basil
Chives
Lavender
Lemon Balm
Parsley
Sage
Thyme

Veggies
Cucumber
Kale
Peppers
Squash
Tomatoes
Watermelon
Zucchini

Perennials
Black-Eyed Susan
Creeping Jenny
Lamb’s Ear
Purple Heart
Stoke’s Aster

Annuals
Cosmos
Zinnia

Monday, May 15, 2017

Plant Sale Preparations

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Perennials, veggies and herbs were pulled out of the racks and inspected to see if they were ready for the plant sale on May 20th.

Large tomato plants were groomed and potted into bigger pots, so that they will be the perfect size for the sale.

Basil, lavender and sage were culled and tended.  We'll have some nice herbs for the sale.

Perennials are looking lush and full!

We discussed prices and put nice, new labels and price sticks in as many pots as we could.

There's more work to be done this Wednesday.  All hands on deck.....

The plant sale is this Saturday, May 20th - 9am until.....