Apr 22, 2018

Claire Reed’s winning project in 2003 is now a fully-fledged business!

In 2003, Claire won the Stockholm Junior Water Prize for the “Water Wise Reel Gardening” system that helped small scale farmers to be more efficient in their use of water in growing crops.

After the competition she returned to South Africa thinking that she would turn the project into practice. However, despite wide media coverage and receiving several awards in South Africa after the Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition, she was not able to find partners to help her advance the project. It was much later, after she had finished school and become an architect, that yet another opportunity to put the project on real ground arrived. Today, she has developed Reel Gardening into a successful, nation-wide business. Claire Reed reminds us to never let go of our ideas, to believe in them, and put them on real ground!