The following are raw research notes on the development of Greek Farming during the Ancient Greek period.
The Greeks are faced with a good climate to raise crops although their terrain does not lend itself to good cultivation. Much of this area is mountainous. Those areas which are flat have a high degree of rockiness in the soil which makes farming a difficult task. It is due to these factors that some have suggested that this area was in decline from the time since Alexander the Great.
"The Greeks credited the birth of farming to their goddess Demeter. They believed that she gave wheat seeds to her priest, Triptolemus, and instructed him to drive around the earth in his chariot drawn by dragons and serpents, bringing the blessing of agriculture and civilization to all men." (Pg. 35) (6F)
Greece is 80% mountains, and grasses will only grow in high elevations. (4F)
Greeks used terracing a great deal due to the need for extra land and the hills of their landscape. (2F)