Can a Corporate Employee Garden Feed the Hungry?

by Brion Hurley

When Joe Hnat was working for Collins Aerospace in Melbourne, FL, he had an idea to start a garden at his work place. Read about his story in which he shares the setbacks & challenges he encountered while trying to establish and maintain a non-profit corporate garden run by volunteers.

He discusses how he implemented Lean techniques over a 5-year period to gain hard-earned successes that enabled the fruits & vegetables of their labor to be donated to a local nonprofit, Daily Bread, that provides a daily meal to the homeless.

You can read more about this story in the book, “Lean Six Sigma for Good: Lessons from the Gemba (Volume 1)”