Plantations on Mount Athos
For years, the nutrition of the monks on Mount Athos is based on their plantations, which provide them the food to enrich their organism with all the necessities they themselves produce.
With a lot of effort and personal work, they have managed to create vegetable gardens, vineyards, orchards and olive groves, ensuring the basic ingredients for their nutrition. The various vegetables combined with apple, cherry, orange, walnut, come complete with pure olive oil and olives and cover a large part of their food chain. They also grow grapes and of course wine which accompanies their non-fasting meals.
It is worth mentioning that the monks produce purely the goods they need for their personal survival without any financial gain.