Mark your calendars! The tenth annual World Naked Gardening Day is Saturday May 2.
On the first Saturday of every May, EVERYONE around the world is encouraged to get back to the basics by tending to their gardens completely naked. The annual tradition has been alive since 2005.
“Our culture needs to move toward a healthy sense of both body acceptance and our relation to the natural environment,” reads the press release. “Gardening naked is not only a simple joy, it reminds us–even if only for those few sunkissed minutes–that we can be honest with who we are as humans and as part of this planet.”
So, you may ask: Why garden naked? WNGD explains:
It’s fun! It costs no money. Runs no unwanted risk. Reminds us of our tie to the natural world, and does something good for the environment.
Second only to swimming, gardening is at the top of the list of family-friendly activities people are most ready to consider doing nude.
It’s an opportunity to get naked and do some gardening with friends and family, or your local guarding club.
Another major perk to WNGD, according to the site, is you can become an active participant from inside your house, in your backyard, on a hiking trail, at a city park, or even on the streets.
“Stay private or go public. Make it a quiet time or make it a public splash. Just get naked and make your part of the botanical world a healthier and more attractive place,” the release continues.
Its founders insist there is no political agenda attached to WNGD, nor is it owned by one particular person or group: “Naked individuals and groups are encouraged to adopt the day for themselves.”
“Events like WNGD can help develop a sense of community among people of every stripe. Taking part in something that is bigger than anyone household, naturist group, or gardening club can move gardeners with an au naturel joie de vivre toward becoming a community,” concludes the release.
Tell your friends!
Watch: Naked Gardening-Explained