Started: April 1, 2015
Challenge Ends: April 30, 2015
A Little About Me:

My name is Kathleen Hill and I have become passionate about where our food comes from, how it is grown, how animals are treated in the food system, what  that food system is and how it affects our health and the health of our societies and our planet.

I am a mother, a naturalist, an artist and all of this I bring to my current passion to grow food and support our local food system.  It is all interconnected and has brought me here to a profound involvement with the food security of this community, this area, this place in our amazing ecosystem.

Oh.... and I come from a family heritage of headstanders.  

My Challenge:

30 times in 30 days I will Stand on my Head in a setting where food is grown or raised.

Each Headstand is an expression of joy and connection to the place and the people who are literally 'on the ground' producing our delicous healthy food.

Each Headstand is proof of the accessibility to where our healthy food is grown; open to the sky, the sun, the rain and the precious soil.

Each Headstand is a team effort because there is no way to take a selfie in this position. I will acknowledge the photographer of each of the pictures. This seems appropriate since getting food to our table is a cooperative effort between the farmer, the driver,  the market, the shopper, the cook. 

Pictures of these Headstands will be uploaded on this Challenge site at regular intervals over the month of April.  Enjoy the journey with me!

* photo credit for challenge image - Giulia Latini

This Challenge Is Important To Me Because:

This challenge is to help grow and support the Rossland Mountain Market, which I feel is a vital link in our community and the larger area of the West Kootenays for access to locally grown, humanely raised, healthy and delicious food. I feel as though we are retrieving something that was lost, only for a generation or two really, in the way we source or food and create a connection to the cycles and ecosystems that support food production.

I believe that this connection is profoundly important. And I believe that it is important EVERYWHERE. My hope is that this challenge creates inspiration, not only locally but through friends and family and throughout the larger human family via the social-media nature of this fundraising platform.

And along the way we can have fun doing it!

Recent Updates

~~~ 30 HEADSTANDS in 30 DAYS!!! COUNT THEM & ENJOY the AMAZING VARIETY of BEAUTIFUL PLACES WHERE FOOD is GROWN and RAISED.


2015-04-30 12:37

*** The Final Series of Three Headstands brings the project Back to Home; Our own backyards ... where growing and raising food is as Local as it will ever get. Nothing tastes Better!


2015-04-30 12:37

HOTBEDS and HENS; THERE MUST be a POEM in THERE SOMEWHERE - BACKYARD Headstand III

- photo credit: Almeda Glenn Miller

Thank-you Almeda & Terry!


2015-04-30 12:20

UNDER MT. ROBERTS: RHUBARB, FLAGS & FUNKY CHAIR - BACKYARD Headstand II

- photo credit: Colleen Bay

Thank-you Michel!


2015-04-30 12:09

NEW RAISED BEDS in the WORKS; GARLIC GOING STRONG - BACKYARD Headstand I

- photo credit: Miche Warwick

Thank-you Miche & Dan ..... & Andre!


2015-04-30 12:03

~~~~~~~~~~ THREE MORE TO GO! ~~~~~~ BACKYARD GARDEN SERIES COMING TOMORROW on LAST DAY of APRIL ~~~~~~~~~~~


2015-04-29 21:11

GOOD OLD FASHIONED TEAMWORK - ALL 5 ROSSLAND MOUNTAIN MARKET BOARD MEMBERS Headstand

- photo credit: Jeanine Powell


2015-04-29 21:09

~~~~~~~~~~~~ FIVE MORE! all from a delightful visit to MOON GRAVITY FARM @ the CHINESE GARDENS to cuddle baby goats. And there was SO much more: a thriving, growing environment informed by applied PERMACULTURE Principles. Thank-you Andrew & Caley ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


2015-04-29 08:00

NIBBLED BY GOATS Headstand

- photo credit: Angela Price


2015-04-29 07:54

GEESE/DUCKS who JUST WANT TO GET ON WITH THEIR GRAZING Headstand

- photo credit: Angela Price


2015-04-29 07:53

PLOW SWALES and POLYCULTURE Headstand

- photo credit: Angela Price


2015-04-29 07:49

MOUNTAIN RANGE of SOIL AMENDMENTS Headstand

- photo credit: Angela Price


2015-04-29 07:44

A GOAT and HER ROOSTER Headstand

- photo credit: Sam Segal


2015-04-29 07:39

~~~ Next Four Images: A BEAUTIFUL Sunny Day visit to AGAINST the WIND NURSURY & GARDENS near Winlaw. Thank-you Helen & Corky

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2015-04-25 11:33

RESPECTFUL SPACE ALLOWANCE for THE BEES Headstand

- photo credit: Maggie Tchir


2015-04-25 11:27

NO GARLIC WAS HARMED in THE MAKING of THIS PICTURE Headstand

- photo credit: Maggie Tchir


2015-04-25 11:25

NEW VINEYARD Headstand

- photo credit: Maggie Tchir


2015-04-25 11:22

SPRING-READY BLUEBERRY PATCH Headstand

- photo credit: Maggie Tchir


2015-04-25 11:18

~~~~~~~~~~~ SEVERAL MORE in VARIUOS LATITUDES, INCLUDING at OUR LOCAL FARMERS MARKET ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


2015-04-24 09:59

OUR LOCAL WINTER INDOOR FARMERS MARKET! Headstand

- photo credit: Andrew Bennet


2015-04-24 09:54

PERMACULTURE at ANANDA Headstand

- photo credit: Laurel Foster


2015-04-24 09:51

ORCHARD at ANANDA Headstand

- photo credit: Laurel Foster


2015-04-24 09:49

FARMSTAND RASPBERRY PATCH Headstand

- photo credit: Giulia Latini


2015-04-24 09:47

SUNNY YELLOW MUSTARD FIELD Headstand

- photo credit: Giulia Latini


2015-04-24 09:44

~~~~~~~ FIVE MORE! ~~~~~~~


2015-04-17 23:45

Head'STANDING IN A FIELD' of Micro-Greens HEADSTAND

- photo credit: Wayne Laybourne


2015-04-17 23:43

SUNRISE - COMMUNITY GARDEN Headstand

- photo credit: Meg Meredith


2015-04-17 23:33

PRE-WINE Headstand

- photo credit: Wayne Laybourne


2015-04-17 23:30

ORCHARD IN PINK Headstand

- photo credit: Wayne Laybourne


2015-04-17 23:28

ORCHARD IN WHITE Headstand

- photo credit: Wayne Laybourne


2015-04-17 23:26

~~~ The Next 4 Photo Updates are from a Wonderful Sunny-Day Visit to Earthy Organics Farm near Fruitvale. Thank-you John & Jeanine! ~~~


2015-04-12 11:04

HOW-WE-GET-FRESH-LOCAL-SALAD-GREENS-IN-LATE-WINTER Headstand

- photo credit: Angela Price


2015-04-12 11:01

SALAD GREEN HORIZON Headstand

- photo credit: Angela Price


2015-04-12 10:57

EXCEEDINGLY CONTENTED CHICKENS Headstand

- photo credit: Angela Price


2015-04-12 10:51

OH CANADA with TRACTOR Headstand

- photo credit: Angela Price


2015-04-12 10:47

RANGING with the FREE Headstand

- photo credit: Kendall Laybourne Pols


2015-04-04 20:24

MELLOW COWS in IDYLLIC PASTORAL SETTING Headstand

- photo credit: Giulia Latini


2015-04-04 20:21

FRESH FARM FIELD Headstand

-photo credit: Kendall Laybourne Pols


2015-04-04 19:58