No, I'm not making that up. It was actually a friend that first mentioned it to me, and the idea was intriguing. Not only is it a day dedicated to gardening, but it's a day that I get to garden, well, totally naturally! How on earth could I possibly ignore this?
Sure enough, I found a link for it, and I was pleasantly surprised. Sure, there were people gardening in the nude throughout the page I found, but they didn't look at all like models. They were real people.
I found one paragraph on the website particularly important:
"All that's involved is getting naked and making the world's gardens--whatever their size, public or private--healthier and more attractive. WNGD has no political agenda, nor is it owned or organized by any one particular group. Naked individuals and groups are encouraged to adopt the day for themselves."
This isn't about exhibitionism. This isn't about getting a cheap thrill. It's about gardening as god made us, which in turn brings us even closer to nature. I pointed out this paragraph, in particular, because I wanted to be sure people recognize what World Naked Gardening Day is about, and to ensure people see that it's not political in any way.
And, well, it's fun!
I've already found my plant. I picked out a gorgeous shade-only begonia, because I wanted something that I could grow inside the house.
That's right. No gardening naked outside for me! Somehow, I think my neighbors would disapprove. I'll be celebrating World Naked Gardening Day inside my house, potting a beautiful flower that sprouts different colored blossoms.
I'll add another post tomorrow that talks about it, but in the meanwhile, go get naked and plant something! I mean, you can't tell me the idea doesn't appeal to you. It's not about exhibitionism, after all, but about enjoying gardening to its fullest!