North Carolina Botanical Garden


LUNCHBOX Talk: The Piedmont Patch Project

with Catherine Bollinger, Writer and Naturalist, and Lisa Fischbeck, Vicar, Episcopal Church of the Advocate

The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Fee: Free, preregistration required.


Piedmont Patch is a collaborative demonstration of how to restore native habitat for wildlife to public and private landscapes in the North Carolina Piedmont. Lisa Fischbeck, vicar of The Episcopal Church of the Advocate in Chapel Hill, and Catherine Bollinger, volunteer botanical advisor, will describe the origin of the project and ongoing partnerships helping to create native habitat for wildlife displaced by the rapid urbanization of our region on part of The Advocate's 15-acre property. 



Registration open through 2/28/2019 12:00 PM. 

About the Speakers

Catherine Bollinger has been playing in the woods in North Carolina since she was two years old. A technical writer and editor for over 30 years, she now spends most of her time playing in the woods and writing about the natural world. Several of her articles have been featured in Conservation Gardener, the magazine of the North Carolina Botanical Garden.

Lisa Fischbeck was ordained in the Episcopal Church in 1992. In 2002, she was called to lead the formation of The Church of the Advocate in Chapel Hill. She loves to be outdoors, understand history, sing (though she's not at all trained), move her feet, engage with words, and make church. She is especially excited about collaborating with others for 'the repair of the world.'

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Allen Education Center, Building A
100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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