Greece for Kids
The soil was not very fertile along the
coastline. The ancient Greeks used systems of irrigation and crop
rotation to help solve that problem.
All over Greece, the people grew
olives, grapes, and figs. They kept goats, for milk and cheese. In the
plains, where the soil was more rich, they also grew wheat to make
bread. Fish, seafood, and home-made wine were very popular food items.
In some of the larger Greek
city-states, meat could be purchased in cook shops. Meat was rarely
eaten, and was used mostly for religious sacrifices.