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World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD)

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World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD)

Time: May 6, 2017 all day
Location: your place
Website or Map: http://www.wngd.org/
Event Type: celebration
Organized By: WNGD
Latest Activity: May 8, 2017

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Thirteenth Annual WNGD

Get ready for the Annual World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD)! 

People across the globe are encouraged, on the first Saturday of May, to tend their portion of the world's garden unclothed as nature intended.

Gardening has a timeless quality, and anyone can do it: young and old, singles or groups, the fit and infirm, urban and rural. An elderly lady in a Manhattan apartment can plant new annuals in her window box. Families can rake leaves in their back yard. Freehikers can pull invasive weeds along their favorite stretch of trail. More daring groups can make rapid clothes-free sorties into public parks to do community-friendly stealth cleanups.

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.

"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."

- Barbara Pollard of Abbey House Gardens

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Comment by Christa on May 6, 2017 at 8:24

Well, I braved it and went out and did some gardening without my daks on. I think I live within drones distance of Andrew, so I wasn't taking any chances.  

Well done Cathie, we are proud of your effort. 

Comment by Dianne Caswell on May 6, 2017 at 7:34

Oh Cathie, you are a Britten, I'll let you know when the drown comes home with the film to be processed.

The day came and went without me giving it another thought, what a pity...

Comment by Cathie MacLean on May 6, 2017 at 6:52
Ok, world naked gardening day done and dusted! Five shivering minutes in my birthday suit while tending seedlings in my netted garden back behind the garage. It wasn't pretty but someone had to do it!
Comment by Elaine de Saxe on May 2, 2017 at 21:51

All of you brave souls who intend to participate: I expect a detailed, illustrated report of your activities ;-)

Comment by Lissa on May 1, 2017 at 15:50

Ooooh a little rhyme :) Hug a tree sounds good to me too.

Comment by Christa on May 1, 2017 at 11:41

We really can compare ourselves to trees in nature. Small and large, thick and thin trunks, large or weeping canopy. Abundant with fruit or thorns, and often classed as graceful.  Hug a tree this WNG day.

If you could be a tree what would you like to be.  A mangrove tree sounds good to me.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on May 1, 2017 at 9:32

Graham will be in it (the calendar I mean), he would like to be Mr December, month of his birth...

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on May 1, 2017 at 9:26

The 'Calendar Girls' has already been done ;-)

Comment by Lissa on May 1, 2017 at 6:34

I see a calendar coming on.....

Comment by Lissa on May 1, 2017 at 5:18

Tastefully done, of course.

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