Shanti strives to produce as much of the ingredients as possible for the food kitchen and to feed the people under Shanti's care. In Sundarijal, around 20 km east of Kathmandu, Marianne Grosspietsch purchased around 5,000 square metres of fertile land. The purchase was made possible by donations made in honour of her 60th birthday.
Further, vegetables are cultivated everywhere possible – for example on the rooftop terrace at the station in Kathmandu-Tilganga. The cuttings are grown ahead in greenhouses.
Vegetables are the main crop: various cabbages, spinach, radishes, onions, potatoes, beans, peas, ginger and coriander. This ensures that at least basic nutrition needs are met.
The only things purchased are rice and rice flakes (for lunchtime) as well as wheat flour, lentils, oil and spices.
Farming is done according to the principles of dynamic organic agriculture.
The Life Tree Project in Budhanilkantha provides vitamins with the fruit trees, as fresh fruit in Nepal is usually exorbitantly expensive.