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“Cecilia Macaulay was the perfect presenter to close the Feast program at the Sustainable Living Festival. 

Her presentation on ‘Edible Balcony Gardens’ was quirky, visual and engaging, and as the last one for the weekend, a great way to go out – uplifting, inspiring and positive. 

She shared stories, tips and some beautiful images of the many possibilities of even the smallest urban space.  We hope to see her back again next year!”

Melanie Chan

Melbourne Sustainable Living Festival


Thank you. I liked the calm, respectful way you educate.

I found useful:

  1. 1.Not labelling things as good or bad

  2. 2. Zones

  3. 3.the interaction in all living things

Every word you uttered was a message from above.

Please come back

Yvonne Penn

Permaculture South

"We all loved Cecilia's presentation.

It was very inspiring and extremely well illustrated.

It was great that Cecilia gave it a very personal character by talking to different people all over the world, telling their lives and showing their beautifully created balconies.

I am actually thinking of getting her to present at our next Public Environment Forum on sustainable and local food."

Sandra Mac,

Sustainable Living Festival

‘Feast’ Co-ordinator

Moonee Valley Sustainability Officer

Loved the 'Zones'.

I go home tonight knowing that from tomorrow I will make a big effort to not nag my hubby and look more at the positive.

Nagging doesn’t work anyway!

I would have loved though to get one more really detailed topic... so that I can go home and apply it straight away : )

Your presentation was great.

R. D.

From  APC 10

Australian Permaculture Convention

Cairns September 2010

Loved the presentation. Very colourful, loved the pictures.

Found the Permaculture communication and mental health aspect very cool and interesting.


Interesting Approach to human relations based on Permaculture principals.

I loved ‘Permaculture’ for the house Zones 1 - 5

I would love to hear more about the Arabian watering system

I loved ‘Fluffy’ soil and people!

Thanks for your energy and inspriation.


Hi Cecilia

I loved the idea of integration and sharing. That every thing should be shared lovingly. With skill and observation we can make all areas of human interaction beautiful.


I’m new to permaculture so this talk was inspirational. I loved all the illustration. I loved your positive attitude, it really sparked some thoughts.

Design is just soo much more!


Cecilia - just love your outlook on life. I need to think about the 70% is full enough.


I loved everything -

Japanese Farmer and his orchard - growing rye as a mulch

organizing and finding

time for things we love.

I loved your positive attitude, it really sparked some thoughts.

Design is just soo much more!


I will bring home:

Think of design

Be happy

Look wide


What I saw was inspiring . Your way of looking at life, our surroundings & the systems that affect us, that create blocks to change or blocks to being effective, is a unique perspective - at least for me.


I learnt:

Design with understanding human strengths and weaknesses

People love finishing things

Reduce useless diversity

Trust the System

Pillow wood!