Tomorrow – May 2nd – is apparently World Naked Gardening Day. Wait, is that shit for real? Well, if you do a search on it, there’s a lot of info out there.
World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD) is an annual international event celebrated on the first Saturday of May by gardeners and non-gardeners alike. According to NBC’s Today News, WNGD “has become an annual tradition that celebrates weeding, planting flowers and trimming hedges in the buff. While it’s linked to a movement of nudists who promote wholesome and unashamed acceptance of the human body, the day is meant to be funny, lighthearted and non-political, founders say.”
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. Moreover, our culture needs to move toward a healthy sense of both body acceptance and our relation to the natural environment. 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.
Look, I’ve been known to dance through my house naked-as-the-day-I-was-born on occasion, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to show my saggy, fucking old lady body to the world! Would probably scare the veggies and kill them on the spot. Not to mention scare the neighbors into calling the cops. Sheesh! That being said, I won’t begrudge those folks who relish in their nekkidness.
Carry on, my nude friends!