A garden at Hanna Boyes Center in Sonoma, CA, dedicated to the loving memory of Lynn Angstadt, a beloved mother, sister, spouse and mentor...."whose life was constantly challenged yet she found the strength to overcome adversities."
The plaque in the garden goes on to say, "Lynn loved gardens, she felt that just as plants grow and learn, acclimating to changing conditions, people too grow and learn, adapting to overcome adversity. Look inside, find your strength, and then 'just deal with it'."
The garden also honors the mission and promise of the school to empower troubled yet motivated young men to fulfill their maximum potential and become contributing members of society. An interconnected community of mentors, teachers and community members support the young men. The interconnection brings purpose and meaning to the young men's choices and paths.
The garden's textures and colors speak to Lynn's passion, and the structure of the garden speaks to the heart of the school's mission. The four doorways are oriented to the cardinal directions, the patio is a a dodecagon that has an external clockwise spin and an internal counterclockwise spin...representing a moment in time.