Clare Owens is co-founder and co-director of Squash Liverpool, a food, arts and environment focused community organisation in South Liverpool. Squash began as the idea of two friends, Owens and Becky Vipond, in 2002. It became an organisation in 2007 and in May 2018 moved into its own eco-building, co-designed by the community, on Windsor Street. The building is now home to a cafe, an ingredients shop, a gallery or multi-use space and kitchen garden. In 2019, Squash was awarded best shop at the BBC Food and Farming Awards for its work in South Liverpool.