Tomorrow, Saturday, May 5, 2018, is World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD). Observed on the first Saturday in May, annually, this is the day in which everyone is encouraged to do their gardening tasks while completely clothes-free. World Naked Gardening Day was first celebrated in 2005 and this year marks it’s 14th year. The occasion was always on an agreed date and in 2007, it was decided to keep the date on the first Saturday of May. No matter what our gardening needs are, this is as good a time as any to get things in order.
The illustrations accompanying this post show a group of nursery or greenhouse workers getting their place of business ready for this important bare event. It they’re comfortable working nude, it seems the least that we can do is only to make them all comfortable and be just as naked as they all are. If being without covering is good enough for the gardening professionals, then it should be good enough for us, too!
My spouse, Aaron, and I live in a one-bedroom condominium in Arlington. We don’t have an outdoor garden to tend, but we do have indoor plants that require attention and care. For the past several years, we invite a few gay naturist/nudist couples over on World Naked Gardening Day to spend the morning with us as we re-pot and nourish our plants. Of course, we’re all wearing only our “birthday suits” (naked, nude). If we were textile (clothed) it wouldn’t be a reason for us to host the activity. All of our guests are strongly urged to bring at least one of their own houseplants with them so that we all can enjoy the camaraderie and finish the task.
Before our guests arrive, we hand cotton sheets on our condo’s balcony railing and cover the flooring with old newspaper. The sheeting ensures that our neighbors aren’t bothered by our nudity as we handle our business. The newspaper covering the balcony floor makes cleaning up afterwards effortless. No matter how diligent we are, I’m always the one who spills potting soil.
That’s the reason for me being responsible for the balcony logistics. I can usually get all the necessary tasks completed without a major mishap. I learned very early that the newspaper goes on the floor last. The first year that we invited friends over for World Naked Gardening Day, we had wind and a shower overnight that completely destroyed my floor covering. Since that time, it is now the task I finish just before our guests arrive.
I’ve posted before on Aaron’s specialty: cooking. We serve a light brunch for our WNGD crew just before they leave. That is handled exclusively by my spouse and he does it so well. We’ve stopped serving brunch in our dining room and have everyone fill their plates and we all eat on the balcony. It’s much less confusing having us all focused on being outdoors rather than both indoors and out.
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Happy World Naked Gardening Day!