World Naked Gardening Day
No, we’re not making this up. It’s real, and quite popular.

While many of you may be getting ready for Cinco De Mayo this Saturday, a lesser known holiday is making people take off their clothes, sometimes without the alcohol.

World Naked Gardening Day is celebrating its 14th anniversary this year and naturists and nudists all over the state are firing up their weed whackers to shine a light on a lifestyle that’s rarely seen.

It all started in Seattle in 2005 by a professor and his friend who organized nudist events and were looking for a new project. They settled on gardening in the buff to remind themselves and other of our ties to the natural world.

“It brings awareness to the nudist lifestyle on the heels of Earth Day,” says Kelli McGuffey, a nudist living in Springfield, Tennessee. “It sort of snowballed from a group of like-minded people who like to be surrounded by nature.”

McGuffey took her first foray into the naturist way of living by attending parties thrown by her mentor Marianna Handler in Sewanee, Tennessee.

“I was feeling pretty good about myself around this 86-year-old woman being naked at the top of a mountain in the middle of nowhere,” says McGuffey. “I actually met my husband at one of the parties and we had our first date without clothes. You had to bring your own towel!” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Chattanooga Pulse

Original publication May 2, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 5th May 2018

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