Hoes Abound On World Naked Gardening Day May 2

Grab A Hoe: World Naked Gardening Day Is Upon Us

If there ever was a day to plant your seed, it's May 2.

That's because it's World Naked Gardening Day, an annual event where people are supposed to drop their drawers and get down and dirty.

Hulme Community Garden Centre
Now in its 10th year, World Naked Gardening Day is traditionally celebrated the first Saturday in May.
Hulme Community Garden Centre
In the word's of the organization's website, about "getting naked and making the world's gardens -- whatever their size, public or private -- healthier and more attractive."
Hulme Community Garden Centre
"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," is how the website puts it.
Hulme Community Garden Centre
Mark Storey (not pictured) created World Naked Gardening Day with Jacob Gabriel,. He wants the day to be fun and insists no one will be penalized if they choose not to garden completely in the buff.
Hulme Community Garden Centre
“If I’m gardening naked and if I need to have a hat on or shoes on, that’s fine. People are pretty rational about that stuff. This is not a religion," he told Today.com in 2013. "We figured that if people tried gardening naked once, they would smile. Not only would they smile, but they’d see that nudity is actually a pleasant and inherently good thing."
Hulme Community Garden Centre
One group that will be actively gardening in their birthday suits are citizens of the Hulme Community Garden Centre in Manchester, England.

It all started in Seattle, Washington, but the celebration is hitting pay dirt all over the world.

"It’s all about feeling free in your garden and we thought it would be a funny thing to get involved in," Rachel Summerscales, who manages the Centre, told the Manchester Evening News.

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