Grow a plant. That’s the assignment. Figure out what conditions you need to create for the plant of your choice to flourish, and obtain seeds or cuttings. It might be an edible plant, a flower, a houseplant–you choose. Keep a daily journal of the process and remark on both the literal details of the plant’s growth (or demise) and reflect on how caring for a delicate creature shapes your own perception or self-awareness. How does caring for something else alter you?