According to Wikipedia, World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD) was introduced in 2005 as a nudist movement to discourage body shaming and encourage acceptance of all forms of the human body.
If you are going to take part, here are some tips on what you shouldn’t do while gardening naked:
1. PLANT ROSES
While WNGD is a great day to do some planting, stay away from thorny bushes like roses and bougainvillea.
2. RE-POT YOUR CACTI
Of all the things I can think of to do on WNGD, working with spiny succulents doesn’t make it on the list. You could easily get yourself into a sticky situation!
3. GO TO THE COMMUNITY GARDEN
While I’m all for being unashamed of the naked body, I don’t really want to see what everyone looks like naked. For that reason, I recommend against gardening at the community garden on May 4th. And for the sake of your neighbors, perhaps avoid trimming the low hedges in your front yard…
4. FIRE UP THE WEED WACKER
In fact, I would think twice about using any power tools while partaking in World Naked Gardening Day.
5. GO OUT IN SUB-ZERO WEATHER
I can’t speak for you, but I definitely would not be gardening in the nude when it’s snowing outside. Why do your plants need water when they’re buried in snow anyway? Hahahaha
6. FORGET TO PUT ON SUNBLOCK
If you’re going to bare all to the sun, make sure you’re wearing sunblock! And you don’t want to be asking just any random person to help you with your back.
For this reason, I think Naked Gardening Day is best celebrated with that special someone. Even if you never make it out to the garden…
7. SQUAT IN THE BUSHES
I’m sure this guy was very careful with his placement when he got down and dirty with his plants.
8. CLIMB A TREE
Unless you have a solid plan for getting down.
9. DON’T DO IT ALONE
The best way to celebrate any day is to have some fun with someone you love.