Host A Workshop

Often people say "Hey Bennett, can you come teach us worksongs at our place?"

To which I say: " Yeah Buddy!"

I have taught worksongs at farms, houses, festivals and conferences since 2004.  It's been anything from solo and with my wife Edith Gawler to with the growing network of other worksongers that has developed out of our time at Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island, NY.

Host an Event
Want to host a worksong workshop, contra dance or concert in your field / barn / grange / church / theater / house ?

Great! The first step is to figure out what your vision and goals are. Fill out this thing to help me understand what it is exactly you have in mind.

If that feels overwhelming or confusing, just drop me a line! My email is: bennett [at] or call me at 207-FLUX-OXEN (207.358.9693) and we'll find a way to make it work.

Past Events

On-Farm on In-House Workshops 

  • Worksong Workshop at Monica and Katrina's House, Brooklyn, NY 2015
  • North Branch Farm Worksong and Workhorse Hootenanny, Monroe, ME
  • Sub-Edge Farm Worksong Workshop, Farmingdale, NY
  • Peacework Farm Worksong Workshop, Newark, NY
  • Stick and Stone Farm w/Max Godfrey, Ithaca, NY (Workshop) 2013
  • Broadturn Farm w/The Gawler Family, Scarborough, ME (Garlic Shucking) 2012 
  • Sylvester Manor's Plant & Sing Festival (Workshop, crop mob, contra dances) 2008-2014
  • Greenhorns Chatauqua & MOFGA - (Young Farmer's Worksong Workshop) 2010
  • Knoll Farm at The Center For Whole Communities, Waitsfield, VT (Workshop) 2008-2009
  • Hawthorne Valley Farm, Ghent, NY (Concert & Workshop) 2009
  • Land's Sake Farm, Westin, MA (Workshop) 2008
  • The Good Life Center, Harborside, ME (Workshop) 2007
  • Middlebury College Farm, Middlebury, VT (workshop) 2004

Conference Workshops

  • Stone Barns Center, Pocantico Hills, NY (Film showing, workshops, toasting songs) 2008-2014 
  • NOFA-VT Winter Conference - Burlington, VT (Workshops and festive music) 2008, 2009, 2015
  • NOFA-NY Winter Conference - Saratoga, NY (workshops, festive music) 2008-2013 


  • JUICE Conference "Imagining Trust", Rockland, ME - 2014
  • Lunenburg Folk Harbor Festival, "Worksongs of Tanzania, Mongolia and Ghana" talk - 2013 
  • TEDxFruitvale - 2011 FBEA
  • "Food for Thought" Symposium at The Ethel Walker School - 2011
  • Middlebury Environmental Symposium - 2009
  • Antioch University New England Graduation - 2009