The spring has begun, plants have started to grow and gardeners all over the world have once again begun their battle against those wicked weeds. There’s nothing like the combination of sun and rain to get everything going and even though that’s a good thing for your veggies, unwanted plants do profit from it as well. And thus, starting from now, you’ll probably see many a gardener out in their backyard, when you yourself are going for your Sunday coffee walk.
Yet on May 6th, you may get to see more than you’ve bargained for when you stepped outside. Because on that day, gardeners everywhere are getting to celebrate World Naked Gardening Day. In all honesty, we had never heard about it until recently and now that we know about the festivity, we’re not totally sure we’re up for it.
What is World Naked Gardening Day?
Traditionally, Wold Naked Gardening Day (or WNGD for the insiders) is celebrated on the first Saturday of May – you wouldn’t want to have to miss out the occasion due to a work thing after all, so a day on the weekend seemed appropriate. As we, just as you, are complete novices to the experience, we had a look at the official WNGD website to know what to expect.
“So what should you do? First of all, on the first Saturday of May, find an opportunity to get naked and do some gardening. Do so alone, with friends, with family, with your gardening club, or with any other group collected for that purpose. Do it inside your house, in your back yard, on a hiking trail, at a city park, or 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.”
“Secondly, tell someone about your experience. No one owns this event, so it does not really matter whom you tell, but tell someone. Tell your friends about your day of naked gardening; write down what you thought of it and email it to your local newspaper; post your thoughts and images onto an Internet site; submit stories and photos to your club newsletter.”
The instructions are quite clear, even though we’re not sure emailing pictures of you doing some naked gardening to whomever should be taken too lightly. After all, you can’t be too sure about how that person will take those – quite explicit – images.
However, if you’re feeling like you’re up for the challenge and you’ve got a garden, why not strip naked on May 6th? Let’s just hope the sun will be out, otherwise, the whole experience could soon become less enjoyable.