Once again, conditions were a little nippy (nipply?) for celebration in Michigan on World Naked Gardening Day:

“Get ready for the Fifth Annual World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD)! People across the globe are encouraged, on Saturday, May 2, 2009 to tend their portion of the world’s garden clothed as nature intended….
On May 2, 2009 find an opportunity to get naked and do some gardening. Do so alone, with friends, with family, with your gardening club, or with any other group collected for that purpose.”

I would say it’s more of a WTF than WNGD, but hey, each to their own.  I celebrated by taking a naked shower after my day of clothed gardening. As a pale pasty person, naked gardening = catastrophic sunburn.

I am trying to imagine some of our Master Gardeners having a Naked Gardening Day…nope, does not compute.

Posted by Gwen Pearson

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  1. Aye, tis a tit bit nipply out there…

  2. I’d ask “What would the neighbors think?” but I really don’t like to think about our neighbors. :)

  3. I’m with you! I would rather not see my neighbors in their yards butt naked!

  4. Then again, if you can sit bare-ass nekkid on the soil comfortably, that means it’s warmed up enough to plant seeds!


  5. But…are gloves permitted? I can’t see a lot of rose gardeners going in for this.

  6. I spent World Naked Gardening Day as part of the Bluff Spring Fen volunteer crew. We were weeding. We kept our clothes on because it was too cold. Yeah, that’s it- it was too cold.

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