Category Archives: Fava Bean Festival

Aunt Bean’s Tincture Comes from Tips of Fava Beans Plants

At the Fava Beans Festival in Piney Flats, Tennessee, Aunt Bean shows how she harvests the tips of fava beans growing on her farm. She uses the tips (which look somewhat like delicate flowers) to make her magical tincture that has offered her sustained relief from her own Parkinson’s symptoms.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Pioneers of Recovery

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Wheel Chair Bound Patricia Line Dancing at Fava Bean Festival

I attended the amazing Fava Bean festival in Piney Flats, Tennessee sponsored by Aunt Bean. During a break, Aunt Bean revealed that her friend Patricia who is wheel chair bound and has Parkinson’s was an expert at line dancing.

Below is a video of Patricia line dancing with Aunt Bean’s help at the Fava Bean Festival. It was worth the trip from the west cost to witness Patricia Line Dance. At least you get to see the video.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Pioneers of Recovery

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Fava Bean Festival

Fava Bean Festival

* Special guest appearance of Robert Rodgers, PhD of Parkinsons Recovery
Sponsored by the NE TN Parkinson’s Support Group – Johnson City, TN
(With support from the Mountain States Health Alliance )


Edgefield Methodist Church Life Center
745 Pickens Bridge Road
Piney Flats, TN

DATE:      Tuesday, June 19, 2012

TIME:      (Registration begins at 8:30 AM)
(Fee of $10 to pay for expenses collected at the event)

PROGRAM:  9:00 AM – 2:30 PM at Life Center

See first-hand how “Aunt Bean” – (Sandra Bowman) -  has used fava beans as a therapy for treating Parkinson’s.  She will demonstrate how to grow and harvest this natural source of dopamine therapy, share recipes, and even provide a walking tour of Bean Acres at her farm in Piney Flats!

LUNCH:      11:30 AM -1:00 PM
(Lunch on your own – suggestions/directions will be given at the event)

TOUR OF BEAN ACRES FARM:      2:30 – ??
(Stay as long as you would like to stay!)
(Buses will transport attendees to and from the Life Center and Bean Acres)


*** Pre-register through the MSHA Health Resource Center***
Call 423-915-5200    Mon.- Sat.  8:00 am – 6:00 pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time. Ask to register for the Fava Bean Festival