I visited Green Eggs free range chicken farm in 2014 as part of my final year project for university. Moving from the country to the city I observed an increased disengagement between the individual, supermarkets and the farmers they supply from. Whilst it was second nature in a rural environment to source your own produce and recognise the effort involved there was no similar parallel within the urban context. Farming has always been a core element of the Australian landscape and has a beautiful, rich foundation entrenched in our culture that is unfortunately being left behind. I am inspired to tell the story of farmers and rural communities to show the beauty, hard work and love that they pour into their work and share it with those
who may have forgotten this industry’s roots. Allan and Shelley Green own Green Eggs free range egg farm located in Great Western, Victoria just outside of Ararat. Allan was more than happy to show me around his beautiful farm and give me an insight into the day in the life of a free range egg farmer. The chickens are very well looked after spending their days outside in the fresh air and roosting inside the sheds at night all whilst being protected 24/7 by Maremma dogs. It was lovely to be able to see and document the chickens and people involved in the process of egg farming that consumers don’t usually get to see.