Today Saturday May 6th 2017 is officially the 12th World Naked Gardening Day so why not celebrate it in style…naturally.
Gardening is a great way for someone to become at one with nature. So each year on the first Saturday of May, gardeners are permitted to strip off and share their desire to be one with nature and to experience its bare essence.
Organizers of World Naked Gardening Day, encourage gardeners to wear their birthday suits instead of their gardening garb while engaging in this popular hobby.
“Why garden naked? First of all, it’s fun! Second only to swimming, gardening is at the top of the list of family-friendly activities people are most ready to consider doing nude,” the World Naked Gardening Day website says. “Moreover, our culture needs to move toward a healthy sense of both body acceptance and our relation to the natural environment.”
So, what if you want to ditch your clothes on World Gardening Day yet you still want to put on gardening gloves and a sun-shielding hat?
“There are no rules!” Mark Storey, who co-founded World Naked Gardening Day in 2005, said. “If I’m gardening naked and if I need to have a hat on or shoes on, that’s fine. People are pretty rational about that stuff. This is not a religion.”
OK, so there are no rules. But is there some sort of protocol for group or solo participation? Nope. Organizers of World Naked Gardening Day say you can tend to the tomatoes in the buff if you’re alone, with friends, with family, with a gardening club or with any other group.
“All that’s involved is getting naked and making the world’s gardens — whatever their size, public or private — healthier and more attractive,” organizers say.
Although World Naked Gardening Day is a pretty carefree event, we do know that there are places all over the world, where the environment is more hospitable for clothing-free gardening in the great outdoors.
By the way, no matter where you’re planning to go au naturel in the garden, be sure to apply sunscreen — everywhere.
Also, check your community’s nudity laws before shedding your clothes outside. Oh, and be careful with those garden tools.