So if a person is not using extra stuff (pesticides, chemicals, etc) why does the food cost more? Because, there are very real pests who will decimate your garden in a flash. Trust me and read my article here for a good laugh. An organic gardener has to be on top of it checking the garden daily for signs of pests and garden issues as well as often handpicking bugs/worms...yuck. And then there is loss, when you don't spray a garden with pesticides or Sevin dust or other junk you loose plants. Bugs eat them up and ruin your bounty. (I have a long standing fued with cut worms).
But the good news is that with an organic garden your kids can do this: