It's Freezing in LA! is an independent magazine about climate change. It features insightful contributions by a host of writers and illustrators from a variety of different fields. IFILA! aims to widen environmental discussion by offering a range of vocabulary not found elsewhere and featuring bright opinions on our greatest challenges.
Issue 10 - Plants
“In this milestone tenth issue, my last as Editor before handing over to Jackson and Nina, we explore these ideas more deeply. It's split into two halves. In the first, we take a look at the 'bad: the polluters, technocrats and companies erasing critically important green and blue spaces and failing to take action on the wider climate crisis. In the second, we turn to new ideas and varied conceptions of ecological systems. Across both we move through space and time: from colonial Botanic Gardens in India to generations of farming families in Latvia.
The selection of essays and images in this issue are a testament to the unique relationships we all have with plants and ecologies - in parts conscious, such as through gardening, in other ways less easy to name. These patterns and links are fundamental to our present resistance and future survival, transcending the daily grind of news and policy. And, this 'Plants' issue is a small contribution to a long tradition of sharing, passing down and recording knowledge of plants, weeds, and ecosystems. We hope it influences your own sense of the greenery around you, wherever and whenever you are reading this.”
Martha Dillon, Editor-in-chief @IFLA!