sustainable gardening

7 Useful Tips to More Sustainable Gardening

Sustainable gardening refers to farming in an eco-friendly and smart manner. It is a unique way to give back to the environment by using organic farming methods. Sustainable gardening is farming without using fertilizers and pesticides that can affect our water and soil. These farming methods can help reduce waste and also preserve natural resources […]

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 89 - Noel and Jacob Go Bananas

Noel and Jacob Go Bananas

Did you know that we eat a different banana today than we did in the 1950’s? And thanks to a fungal strain called Tropical Race 4, our current bananas are on the verge of extinction once again. As scientists scramble to build a better banana, Noel and Jacob peel back the disadvantages of monoculture farming, why all of our food shouldn’t look the same, and sometimes you need MTV to keep things weird.

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 86 - The Challenge of Sustainable Chocolate

The Challenge of Sustainable Chocolate

Around 70% of the world’s cocoa beans come from West Africa, but the due to the extreme poverty of the region the chocolate industry has struggled to prevent child labor for decades. As Noel and Jacob take a bite out of sustainable choices, they share some ways you can keep ‘Big Chocolate’ accountable and promise not to cancel chocolate.

Morning brew

Unique Ways to Go Green on a Budget

In today’s fast-paced environment, we are becoming increasingly conscious of the impact our behaviors and lifestyles have on the planet. As we continue to face issues around the world, like climate change and economic crises, we also develop a greater awareness of how and where we invest our attention, time, energy, and resources. This, in […]

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 77 - Vegan Leather

Vegan Leather

Faux leather, also mostly known as pleather, has been around for decades as the less-expensive alternative to real leather, but can often be a problem for the environment when made from plastic. Noel and Jacob uncover a world of pineapple chaps and apple skin handbags as they learn about some cool methods for making vegan leather that could revolutionize uniforms for vampire hunters!

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 75 - Land Conservation

Land Conservation

Protecting our planet’s natural wonders and restoring developed lands back to their original state is a crucial part of conservation. After returning home safely from a few trips to see National Parks, Noel and Jacob discuss some of the dangers of displacing environmental harms in the name of conservation and discover that the answer might be Beyoncé.

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 68 - 3D Ocean Farming

3D Ocean Farming

In previous episodes of The Biofriendly Podcast, Noel and Jacob dug their way into the problem of soil erosion and over-farming, but what happens when food cultivation goes underwater? This week we captain our environmental ship into ocean farming waters to learn how to dance the Gracilaria and maybe, just maybe… discover the chocolate of the sea.

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 58 - Indoor Farming

Indoor Farming

As we all continue to adapt to life indoors, the planet is seeing less air pollution, clearer waters and wildlife returning to their habitats. On this week’s podcast, Noel and Jacob discuss the positive environmental changes from our quarantine and learn that Jacob knows everything about dolphins.

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 45 - The Bushfires from an Australian POV

The Bushfires from an Australian POV

Friend of The Biofriendly Podcast, Steve Ryan, joins Noel and Jacob this week as he dials in from Melbourne, Australia to give a first-hand account of the dire situation Down Under as well as a ton of helpful information sent over by friends and family.

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 44 - Who Will Save Your Soil?

Who Will Save Your Soil?

It’s the first episode of the New Year and Noel and Jacob are ready to dig into the issue of soil erosion where some of the greatest lessons come from the Lorax and Noel wants you to stop blaming cows for everything.