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Tomorrow Is Naked Gardening Day, Maybe This Is Your Year To Give It A Try

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You have one more day to get ready for the most freeing, equalizing, bonding-with-nature holiday on Earth. All you have to do is get naked and plant your seed…wait. Drop your pants and grab a hoe…shoot. Strip down and water the lawn? Kind of.

Let’s put this in basic terms: Saturday, May 7 is World Naked Gardening Day! (NSFW site)

The holiday is relatively new, it started in 2005, and the expectations are pretty simple. On the first Saturday in May, take your clothes off and start gardening. You can do it solo in your house, or in groups at a local garden — assuming you adhere to all local laws and regulations. All jokes aside, the mentality behind the holiday is heartwarmingly beautiful:

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 sun-kissed minutes — that we can be honest with who we are as humans and as part of this planet.

They mention multiple times that the holiday has absolutely no political agenda or sponsors, although it is endorsed by Clothesfree International, The Naturist Society, and the American Association for Nude Recreation (NSFW sites can be found here, here, and here). Following in the footsteps of famed naked gardener Walt Whitman, we support Saturday being a day of freedom! (Just make sure your garden has high fences, because the legality is up in the air.)

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