Get out your hoes and spades, naturists. It’s time for World Naked Gardening Day 2018. For 2018, the event is occurring on Saturday, 5 May. This is the 14th year the day has been observed. And as with any teenager, it’s growing and stretching. As you would imagine from its name, the day involves doing garden and yard work while in the buff. So doff everything except the shady hat and gardening gloves and tackle those hedges, vines and lawns.
Alternative ways to observe the day
What if you don’t have a garden/yard? Or worse, what if you do have one but can’t be nude in it, for whatever reason? There’s always a solution. You could ask friends, neighbors or colleagues to work there land that day. And invite them to join in. This may be a great way to introduce them to naturism. Are to further bond with the nudists you already have in your life.
If you find yourself lacking the connections necessary for the previous suggestion, how about public land? The day is more about connecting with nature in as natural way as possible: nude. It is not limited to well-defined, manicured gardens. Go for a hike in the forest, mountains or seaside and while you are at it, tend to some plants or the earth itself.
World Naked Gardening Day 2018 group fun
Barring any of the aforementioned possibilities, there are numerous organized naturist activities that day you can join. See Nudist Planet’s listing of May naturist events which include several happenings on Saturday, 5 May. Or just organize your own event. After all, naturism is always great with like-minded folks. So if you would rather see something other than your own plot of land or lonely potted plant, join in.
Protect your skin
As I mentioned in the opening paragraph, a shady hat is always a good idea when nude outside. Nursing sunburned skin at the end of the day will put a damper on your World Naked Gardening Day memories. Take whatever steps you need to ensure that your skin is protected from harmful ultraviolet rays. Sunscreen should figure into your scheme. That goes for you black- and brown-skinned nudists too. Despite popular opinion and misconceptions, we burn as well.
However you choose to spend the day, have fun.