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Gardeners around the world strip down for World Naked Gardening Day

Annual celebration encourages naked gardening

You might be a little surprised while spying on your neighbours in their gardens today.

People all over the world are celebrating World Naked Gardening Day.

On the first Saturday in May, people from across the globe are encouraged to tend to their gardens in their most natural state — naked.

READ ALSO: Victoria’s community garden plots a hot commodity

The World Naked Gardening Day website says the annual tradition will help move culture to “a healthy sense of both body acceptance and our relation to the natural environment.”

The sunny weather in Greater Victoria makes it the perfect day for people to strip down and get their hands dirty while they trim their hedges, weed their gardens and plant some seeds in the soil.

READ ALSO: Honeybees find a home at Gordon Head community garden

Event promoters say the international celebration has no political agenda but that naked individuals and groups are encouraged to adopt the day for themselves.

All that’s needed to participate is yourself — sans clothes — and a garden.

shalu.mehta@goldstreamgazette.com


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