The Gardener by S.A. Bodeen

Donna Moore

Before I started reading The Gardener I thought it was about a guy that finds out about the greenhouse house and that is now wanted by the Gardener.

Evolution- The process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the Earth.In The Gardener, evolution is important because they are trying to make human autotrophs so that there could be humans after the human race goes extinct.

Photosynthesis-The complex process by which carbon dioxide, water, and certain inorganic salts are converted into carbohydrates by green plants using energy from the sun. Photosynthesis is important in The Gardener because the scientists uses photosynthesis to test to see if the human autotrophs will be able to live without food or water.

Heterotroph- An organism that cannot Manufacture it's own food and instead obtains it's food and energy from organic substances like fungi, and most bacteria.In The Gardener, they talk about heterotrophs because Mason told his class what a herterotroph is.

Autotroph- An organism capable of sunthesizing  it's own food from inorganic substances using light or chemical energy like algae and green plants.Autotrophs are important in the Gardener because the humans that are growing in the greenhouse are autotrophs.

While we were reading The Gardener some people asked questions like "Do these humans have anything special about them?" Yes they do they can feed their selves they dont need to go to the store and buy food their bodies process the food and energy from the sun.They also asked questions like "Is Masons father the Gardener?" Yes Masons father is the Gardener. he was the first manufactured human autotroph ever made.

Trodyn is full of scientists and they grow human autotrophs. Portland is where Dr. Emerson is signing her books and tries to take Laila but Mason doesn't let her. Melby Falls is where Jack and Mason live, and also where Mason rescued Laila from Haven of Peace.

I think Human Experimentaion is morbid because they are taking their whole childhood away from them.

Climate change is a change in global or regional patterns. It's a problem because when fossil fuel is used it gets burnt and releases CO2 into the atmosphere.

Food Crisis occurs when rates of hunger and malnutrition rise. Food Crisis is a problem because people are dying all over the world because they don't have the money to buy food.

Climate Change affects Food Crisis because the changing patterns, rising sea levels, and the temperature increase have an impact on how food grows.

Prince E.A. is talking abput how everyone living now left the Earth dirty and with litter all over it. And now the Future generations will have to live on a planet that has Global warming, and major Food crisis that's caused by Climate Change.

Both the authors S.A. Bodeen and Prince E.A. argue that when people make decisions about the future they should consider how their decisions will affect people seven Generations in the furture.

The Karner Blue is a butterfly. It is from Miller Beach, Indiana, Eastern Minnesota,Wisconsin,Michigan,and New York.They are going extinct because people their environments are taken over by wildfires so they disperse.

In The Gardener the Karner Blue is important because it represents the Autotrophs.

The seventh Generation are the people who have to suffer for what we've done to the planet.This idea is important in both stories because they are talking about how we need to change and make earth a better place to live before it's too late.

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