Up until recently I have to be honest gardening isn’t something that had really interested me to any great extent, as for most part I was too busy sorting out cricket grounds to have any kind of energy left to throw into the garden. Times change and so do people and as I’ve become more interested in wildlife, nature and naturism so my interest of gardening has begun to take shape. At home it’s a little bit difficult these days as we don’t have a garden, but at the club there’s plenty to keep tidy and plenty to brighten up.
Although many avid gardeners are in their gardens all year round for most the season beings in early march once the rain had stopped, with tidying up of lawns and pruning of plants and trees as well the trimming of hedges and the removing of loose branches and raking up of old leaves. Gardening without clothes is very enjoyable in sunny weather and even on days when it’s not so warm, digging and planting can make you very hot so being without clothes lets the body’s natural cooling system ‘the skin’ come into action.
Surprisingly enough there is an annual international event that celebrates this. World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD) is on the first Saturday of May every year and is celebrated by gardeners and non-gardeners alike. WNGD “has become an annual tradition that celebrates weeding, planting flowers and trimming hedges in the nude. While it’s linked to a movement of naturists who promote wholesome and unashamed acceptance of the human body, the day is meant to be fun, light-hearted and non-political, the founders say.
“When you’re out there with a gentle breeze on you, every last hair on your body feels it. You feel completely connected with the natural world in a way you just can’t in clothes.”
Mark your Calendars for the Twelfth Annual WNGD: Saturday, May 7, 2016 (first Saturday of May)