Our vision

An exciting opportunity to save a unique piece of open land in urban North London with an inspiring community-led, food project.

Hidden behind busy Highgate High Street, the Bowl has been regularly threatened with development over the last half century. Now the Friends of the Highgate Bowl – a registered charity set up by local community organisations – has a once in a lifetime opportunity to preserve this unique and historic piece of open land by continuing its traditional use for agriculture and horticulture in innovative ways.

Our vision is to engage city dwellers in all aspects of food production and inspire them to grow and make their own. This would include:

  • Public access to open and woodland areas
  • A “food trail” including native and more exotic species and even chickens and pigs
  • A community hub with a café, shop and heritage centre
  • “Social prescribing” and other volunteering opportunities

There are all sorts of ideas on how this might work if we have support from you and we can find funding for individual aspects of the scheme. So let us know what you think and if you can help us raise money to buy the land.

Click here to find out more and comment on the Friends’ ideas