“…Lambert-Woodard said there is an intersection between mental health and physical health. ‘A healthy mind and body…[are] essential and fundamental, in creating the coping skills and the management skills necessary to move through recovery.’

“Mental health conditions often precede chronic health conditions, which can exacerbate mental health, creating a vicious cycle.

“‘What we’re looking to do is to be able to plant a seed at that intersection of that cycle by planting gardens in our backyards,” Lambert-Woodard said.'”