Hermitage Farm  |  6415 West River Road  |  Rochester, MN 55901 |  (507) 272-2528  | Hermitagefarm@charter.net

Hospitality Community Volunteers

What are Hospitality Community Volunteers?

Hermitage Farm is very blessed to have a variety of volunteers to provide that provide the following services. A special thanks to everyone who volunteers here at the Farm.

Tranquility Guides

Workshop assistance provides set up and hospitality at workshops and retreats. A special thanks for the many volunteers for their sacred and rich presence at Hermitage Farm.


Volunteers are also Firekeepers at Hermitage Farm. A Firekeeper or flametender describes a specific ceremonial role, common in the religious practices of a variety of cultures. A firekeeper or flametender tends the sacred fire in the manner specific to the religious traditions of that culture.

The open flame was a necessary and important part of ancient human civilizations, and often was invested with religious meaning. Similarly, those entrusted with tending this flame often held a sacral role in the culture. This role continues in many traditional cultures into the present day.

A sacred fire is often a place for the offering of prayers, herbs, food, and sacrifices of artwork.

Hearth Tenders

Volunteers also provide Hermitage Farm with delicious homemade cooking. The office work is supported by many volunteers.

Earth Keepers

Earth Keepers of the Land is supported by many volunteers who participate in yearly and ongoing care of the Land at Hermitage Farm.