Sheena has been involved in agriculture all her life and on returning home to Galloway, diversified into growing chillies and more recently into a range of hardy herbs. It is through the chilli growing business that Sheena developed a growing network of food and drink businesses throughout Scotland. She is a firm believer in developing skills, collaboration and the circular economy which led her to setting up Food from Farming, a second business to enable her to do this.
She believes strongly in the locality and seasonality of food and drink, which is founded from her farming background and passion for sustainability and the benefits this brings to local and rural economies. These skills are currently being used in her role as Regional Food and Drink Co-ordinator in Dumfries and Galloway and in Ayrshire, as well as being part of the team at Eat Farm Now and the Chair of the Dumfries and Galloway Economic Leadership Group.
In the summer of 2020 Sheena founded #Run1000, a fundraising event held throughout January highlighting the positive effects that both running and walking have on your mental as well as physical health while raising funds for rural mental health charities.