The Piedmont Patch

Collaboratively restoring native landscapes, one patch of piedmont at a time.

Find Out More

What is the Piedmont Patch Collaborative?

We aim to restore native flora and fauna displaced by rapid urbanization, and to cultivate keepers of Creation. The Piedmont Patch Collaborative is grounded in a belief that the environment and our natural resources will be better sustained, and even thrive, as organizations and individuals work to cultivate one patch at a time. The Project is envisioned as a collaborative effort of The Episcopal Church of The Advocate, the town, the NC Botanical Gardens, and individuals with knowledge and skills to share.

Learn More!

Find Out More

Upcoming Event: Planting Work Day

Saturday, April 14, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Come contribute some sweat equity to the Piedmont Patch's collaborative mission to restore the native landscape of the property of the Episcopal Church of the Advocate. Any interested person, of any age, is welcome to help plant grant-purchased and donated grasses and wildflowers around the pond. Wear gardening clothes, bring gloves and hand tools (and shovels!), and even waterproof boots or shoes if you like wading in the mud. Novices will be paired with experienced planters. Your RSVP will help us plan the tasks.
The Advocate is located at 8410 Merin Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

Read About Pollinator Gardens

Thinking about planting a pollinator garden? Interested in supporting local wildlife and bees? Download this PDF and learn about factors to consider when planning and planting a pollinator garden. Download PDF


We are working on a full featured web site that we hope to launch soon. In the meantime, you can learn more about the project and related efforts through these links.

Visit Us

The Piedmont Patch is located on the campus of The Episcopal Church of the Advocate near the intersection of Merin Rd. & Homestead Rd. in north Chapel Hill.

Let's Get In Touch!

Want to learn more? Want to join the effort? Have a question? Drop us an email and we'll be in touch!