Garden and fruit grove

garden of Bose, June 2006
breaking up the ground

Ever since the first years of our community, agriculture has always been an important part of our work.

Growing according to the different seasons, the great variety of agricultural produce reminds us of God's blessing on our work and marks the time passing in our community life.

At the moment eight members of the community (both brothers and sisters) do this activity as their professional work.

fruit grove of Bose, July 2006
fruit grove of Bose, July 2006
apricots from the garden

In our fields around the monastery and in our greenhouses we produce:

  • Vegetables: zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, cardoons, greens...
  • Soft fruit: blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries, strawberries...
  • Fruit: peaches, apricots, pears...

The different varieties of vegetables and fruits are carefully selected for their taste and not because of their yield.

Our production is oriented mainly for the community's daily use (preparing meals for members of the community as well as for guests). Part of the production is processed and transformed into sauces, jams, and other specialities.