May 6, 2009

World Naked Gardening Day?

Darn. I missed it. (Thus no photo).

Maybe next year?

From the WNGD website:
"Why garden naked? 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. Moreover, 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 sunkissed minutes--that we can be honest with who we are as humans and as part of this planet."

In addition to fun, the WNGD website lists other activities conducive to naked gardening, including:

park cleanups...

community gardening ....

family life au naturel ...

OK, I admit I'm taking long, slow, healthful breaths right now, trying to picture our Parks and Rec employees driving around town in their green trucks, emerging to work on the civic shrubbery clothed only in their work belts, from which are suspended various pruners, weeding tools, digging forks .... ouch.

Or, wait, that's a bit much. Let's get over to the Community Garden at Hollinshead Park, and take a look at all the Master Gardeners, digging away happily (it's fun, remember) in the altogether, with their bright orange MG badges pinned to their .....ouch.

Huh. Maybe we all need a year to get ready for this. Stay tuned for World Naked Gardening Day 2010.


  1. Well, I'm not sure that would be a good idea here in Portland! We've had downpours and high wind- this is the time of year that really hits home to the reason I want to move to central, OR! And within the next 2 years :)

  2. Alas, we've had exactly the same weather. I suppose the nude gardeners could wear transparent raincoats?

  3. Have you been smoking those sweet potato starts, Ned?