World Naked Gardening Day is here; all you need to know

As the first Saturday of May approaches, some people in Britain would grab their gardening tools and give some finishing touches to the plants in the garden. And some people would do that completely naked because it is the World Naked Gardening Day. For Brits, it’s the opportunity to pull weeds, plant flowers, and harvest vegetables, while having a sunbath in what they call as “non-sexual nudity.”

World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD) has picked up a large cult following since its inception in 2005. Inspired by World Naked Bike Ride events, Mark Storey (consulting editor for Nude & Natural magazine) and permaculturalist Jacob Gabriel founded World Naked Gardening Day as a project of Body Freedom Collaborative (BFC).

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"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," says the World Naked Gardening Day website. The event is intended to be non-political, and more about creating a positive body self-image. It tops the trending list of Twitter on every season with people from outside Britain starting to take part in it. So, you can taste the spirit of World Naked Gardening Day on the first Saturday of May, if you have the guts to go bare, for a good cause of course.