Hammond Academy of Science and Technology (HAST), an urban charter school in Hammond, Indiana, was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from NIPSCO to build a hands-on, smart-technology powered greenhouse for their students and Horticulture Club members. HAST serves an urban population from the surrounding area. This project will connect more urban communities to where their food comes from, and how it can be grown and prepared sustainably. Additionally, HAST students will use the smart technology in the greenhouse to learn about programming and electrical engineering. The Hammond Academy of Science and Technology was established in 2010 to provide the highest quality level of education to students by implementing state of the art technology and research-based instruction in an environment that is conducive to learning. To learn more, visit www.hammondacademy.org