Thoughts from the Triangle Aphasia Project Garden Group

About TAProots

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, March 29, 2018

Blogger Jerry on 3/28/18 Group

Good weather. Had plenty of laughs while getting our hands into the soil and listening to the hawks above. 
Talked .....
-Potted up 25 squash
-Started peanuts 
-Divided chives 
Talked ( even got Sylvia to talk; they all got to meet and introduce themselves to the Food Cupboard Manger) 
-Planted 5 flats of sweet banana pepper
Talked more

Top To Do Items in 2 weeks!
1. Plant cucumber, tomato, green bean, and squash into their raised bed
2. Start 3 buckets for the post: Marc suggested rosemary, thyme, basil. 
3. repot up many tomatoes! And anything else ready for bigger pot 

Group committed to also develop flowers planters for June TAP sale( Marc was luke-warm) also some 6-packs of flowers? Jen to research. Nasturtium, zinnia, marigold??

Friday, March 23, 2018

Blogger Sylvia on 3/14/18 Meeting

No group next week 3/21 
Who was here: Mitchell, Sylvia, Rieppe, Laura, and Jen
Jerry with group on 3/28

What we did today:                      
Started seeds
Cherry Tomatoes & Tomatoes
Pepper (red & green)

Next meeting:
Seeds needed: banana peppers
Supplies needed: Soil
When planting, save 6 packs from annuals this year
 Sylvia and Mitchell eggplant recipe? add to blog recipe collection

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Blogger Rachel on 3/7/18 Group

Who was at taproots today? 
Jen ,Rachel ,Marc, Krystal, Rieppe, Laura, Jerry and Sylvia 

What did we do? 
Discussed The plant sale is May 5 rain date May 12

      Jen Ideas:
Blooming Brownie
Succulent & plants 
Pretty flowers 
Tomato tasting

Yellow peppers
Red peppers 
Beefsteak tomatoes
Cherry tomatoes
Yellow cherry tomatoes 
White scallop squash
Butternut squash
Pattypan squash 

How did it go and what did you think about what we did?

Lots of fun !

Friday, March 2, 2018

First TAProots Gathering of 2018

Hello!  Very excited to get the group back together!  We will be meeting Wednesday, March 7th from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm at the Holly Springs Food Cupboard Garden at 621 West Holly Springs Road, Holly Springs NC 27540. We will begin the season by planting early seeds.  Bring your gloves and dress for the weather.  Be sure to check back on the Blog to see if any inclement weather causes us to need to meet at an alternate location.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Dates to Note This Month

Did you Know?

January 19th is National Popcorn Day

January 23rd is National Pie Day

Did you need a reason?


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Colorful Containers for the Cupboard

October 25, 2017

An Unofficial Meeting Between Friends

Our group got together today at the Holly Springs Community Garden,  after a long hiatus, just to catch up, have a little chat and to create some colorful containers for the Food Cupboard's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to dedicate the new addition next week.

It was great to see everyone, to check in and to find out how everyone's summer has been.  Jerry was interested to hear about successes in home gardens and he gave us an update on the community garden.  We had a snack and set to work on the containers.

We planted three large showy planters and stuffed them full of mums, Saint Johns Wort and Verbena.  Then we filled in with lots of pansies.  We also filled lots of other pots with colorful pansies.

It was a beautiful morning to be in the garden.  The only thing missing was Rieppe.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Award Winning TAProots Garden Group Member

Friday Night. June 22, 2017

TAP Signature Event - Big News

Krystal Jackson was recognized for exemplifying the tenets of TAP!

For her determination, her spirit and her "can do" attitude, Krystal shines as the epitome of someone who perseveres to move forward in her life.  We celebrate this recognition with her!

Congratulations Krystal!

Laura, Rieppe, Rachel and Hope attended the Signature Event and were able to share in the joy of this award with Krystal and Nate.  So fun!

The little cutie in the middle is Zola, Nate and Krysal's granddaughter!

Blogger Jerry on 3/28/18 Group

Good weather. Had plenty of laughs while getting our hands into the soil and listening to the hawks above.  Talked ..... Progress:  -Pott...