Perhaps one question that we get often is how is a modern urban farm such as “Lebah Kecil” different to that seen in our area where other people also farm on small urban land blocks in Yogyakarta.
Part of the key difference is we are trying to also draw on those practices which have been of benefit to other industries such as manufacturing, production or FMCG. Things such as Lean Business Practices.
And to be honest it is not something you wake-up and all of a sudden the farm operation is running along these lines. But in the first couple of months that this has all been running it certainly has helped to shape the way we approach problems and mistakes. (And there has been a lot of those)
For those that have some time either on public transport or even in the car driving to or from work, you may enjoy podcast “The Lean Farm with Ben Hartman – Farm Small, Farm Smart (FSFS112)”
or alternatively download the MP3 here http://traffic.libsyn.com/permaculturevoices/FSFS_112_2017_BenHartman.mp3
Another useful resource is Ben’s book:
The Lean Farm: How to Minimize Waste, Increase Efficiency, and Maximize Value and Profits with Less Work http://amzn.to/2vYB140