/  11.04.2021

Travis Scott is gearing up for his Astroworld Festival, but he took some time out of his busy schedule to give back to his community. On Wednesday morning (Nov. 3), the “Sicko Mode” emcee and his Cactus Jack Foundation teamed up with Houston ISD to present students at Young Elementary School with a garden.

“Where you are right now is not the end all be all,” Scott told the students ahead of the unveiling. “You have a future to come. Maybe when y’all get older, this all might be something you understand. I love you guys so much. Let’s make some amazing things.”

He then went on to reveal the garden and help the students plant some trees.

Cactus Jack Gardens reportedly sets out to teach kids about agriculture and entrepreneurship and aims to promote healthy eating. It also pays homage to Scott’s grandmother, Miss Sealie, whose garden inspired the idea for the project.

“We grew up not too far from here on Rosehaven,” the rapper explained in a statement. “She used to have a garden in her backyard that looked similar to this. She might still have it back there. All she did was make flowers for people around the neighborhood. She probably did hair back there, too.”

“It’s kinda crazy that we’re able to bring this to the elementary school and allow kids to have that same experience I was having when I was a kid,” he continued. “I just love to see this community grow up and get into a very good spot where it’s a super safe and creative environment for these kids.”

Miss Sealie, whose name is engraved in a nameplate seen by the garden, said that the dedication was “a great surprise.”

According to the Houston Chronicle, Scott will give back in a few more ways before his festival over the weekend. He is slated to host a charity softball game among other things.


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