PHOTOS: 9th annual Boston GreenFest strives to make lives easier and greener

A 'Showcase of Innovation' with lifehacks, mini-farms and recycled bling.

GreenFest is kind of where going green and being real meet.


This "Showcase of Innovation" is where people hang out, share ideas andeducate each other on how to make our lives not just greener, but easier.


"Find out how salt, water and vinegar can be more powerful than bleach," the website reads."Try out apps that can make your life easier and our world greener. Discover ways to grow a mini-farm in your kitchen. See how easy it is to give new purpose to household objects. Appreciate art and jewelry made from recycled materials."


The event is free and includes music, inspirational speakers, an eco-fashion show with upcycledfashions and opportunities to drivean electric car.


The ninth annual Boston Greenfest is going on from Aug. 19 through Aug. 21 atBoston City Hall Plaza, Faneuil Hall and the adjacent Sam Adams Park starting at noon each day.

Boston's No. 1 paper, Metro, is the premier media sponsor of this event.

Derek KouyoumjianandKimberly M. Aquilina contributed to this report.

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