Looks like you’re ready for World Naked Gardening Day
Since the first annual World Naked Gardening Day in 2005, this tradition has continued to gain momentum with not only Nudists and Naturists participating, but Textiles as well. While the tradition started in Seattle, it’s popularity has become truly global!
World Naked Gardening Day is celebrated each year on the first Saturday in May. In years past, people flocked to their Local Naturist Resorts to plant, prune and nurture greenery in the buff! However, with the Covid-19 crisis, this year most will simply shed their clothes and head to the backyard to work on their own gardens.
This annual event has trended on social media using the hashtag #WNGD with some of the many posts going viral.
Celebrating World Naked Gardening Day 2020
One fine example is Lupin Lodge, a woman-owned Naturist Resort set on 110-acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains, which has been celebrating World Naked Gardening Day for years. Unfortunately, since Northern California is in various states of Covid-19 quarantine, this year’s celebration will undoubtedly look a little different. “We wish we could open our doors to every gardening enthusiast in the SF Bay Area to come join us this year! But at least they can come and enjoy the beauty when we reopen!” said one resident Naturist.
Even if you can’t participate in World Naked Gardening Day with your favorite Naturist organization, you can still get your hands in the dirt and soak up vitamin D!
Shedding your clothing and exposing your skin, your body’s largest organ, to natural sunlight also has positive effects on your immune system. When your body synthesizes vitamin D from sun exposure, your immune system gets the boost it needs to keep you healthy.
The Covid-19 quarantine is also fueling a big comeback in the a World War II tradition of planting Victory gardens. Container gardens are also becoming extremely popular for those with limited space like city apartments and condos. Overwhelmed? Don’t worry, even pulling some weeds or gazing at your neighbors’ flowers in the buff will get you some much-needed sun on those buns!
While it’s important to talk to people you can trust about increasing your vitamin D with sun exposure, be sure to also get plenty of rest, eat a healthy diet, wash your hands and practice social distancing to stay safe and healthy in the chaos of Coronavirus. Oh, and it couldn’t hurt to grin and bare it a little more! Gaining a little more control over your mood and your health should make you feel better and help you get through the rest of this uncertain time.