Yara Dowani from Jerusalem, is a farmer, activist and researcher. Yara’s interest in farming started in 2017 after joining a permaculture design course. After the course, she traveled to Spain to visit sustainable projects and permaculture farms. Coming back to Palestine she joined a research group studying perennial plants and edible wild plants in Palestine. Since 2018 she has been farming and managing Om Sleiman farm and part of many initiatives and movements working on agroecology and food sovereignty. Now Yara’s interest lies mostly in research and the educational part of farming and community forming.