One thing I loved about travelling through Europe last time I was there was that so many people had their own backyard vege gardens. Some family members we stayed with, especially in Slovakia, served meals where at least 75% of the meal came from the garden. I loved it! I grew up with vege patches and am always happier when I have one in my own back yard, even if it’s just a range of herbs.
At the moment in my garden, I have spinach, kale, parsley, basil, tomatoes, beans, eggplant, lemon, gotu kola, rosella and Chinese greens. And none of them have been sprayed with pesticides! How pleasant!
Here are some interesting links about organically grown food.