Mokichi Okada encouraged people to use the methods of nature farming to produce pure, healthful foodstuffs. He taught that soil has all the properties necessary for plant growth, and it should be allowed to fully exercise those inherent qualities. It is not advisable, he said, to use fertilizers, chemicals, compost, or manure---anything that interferes with the natural nourishing power of the soil.
Vegetables and grains grown in nature farming fields are denser, with longer roots. They are stronger against blight and high winds, and taste better. People who are seriously ill and have difficulty eating often find the produce of nature farming palatable and helpful in regaining their strength.
12/16/1997 Reimei Church