Matt Howard and Geoff Slaughter deserve a medal. Matt works for Interchange Outer East and every month he transports, mentors and has a great time with people with a disability who work at a farm in Lurg. Matt is a quiet, gentle, respectful, hard-working young man, and his dedication is unsurpassed. His skill at promoting the engagement of all of the participants is quietly unobtrusive, natural and a pleasure to witness.
Geoff is the owner of the horse stud, who coaches and challenges the men to work in the invigorating open air doing what any farm-hand would do. He is a bit of a rough diamond, has the respect of the participants and delights in their growing skill and self-esteem. He's also a pretty talented painter!
And I get to take photos of all of this!
Here's a sample.