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Plant Something, Anything!
Planting anything is an obvious way to honor Earth Day.
Planting anything is an obvious way to honor Earth Day.

Earth Day is the perfect time to embark on a large family project like a garden, but if you don't have the space or the inclination for such an endeavor, there's no shame in starting small. Planting just about anything -- even a tiny windowsill plant -- is a valuable lesson for kids on how plants grow and how to nurture them.

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