About Owl & Badger

"Be like a flower, turn your face to the sun."
~Kahlil Gibran

Fall walk
My Story

My name is Leigh Arnoldy, and I am Owl & Badger, a Minnesota herbalist based in the Twin Cities South Metro Area.

 

My official documents state that I have a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Minnesota Duluth, and I have been teaching for over 18 years. From a young age, I have been in love with the arts and nature, spending time outdoors camping, hiking, and identifying plants.  At some point, I fell into a pile of astrology books and haven't crawled out since.  While teaching music, Spirit gave me a nudge, and I knew it was time to return to my nature-loving roots. This time, I brought with me my self studies in mythology and the esoteric; in 2016, I became a student of the Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism.  Currently, I am co-teaching the Doctrine of Signatures class with Matthew Wood at www.matthewwoodinstituteofherbalism.com.

 

In my spare time, I like to create Spirit-based art, pick blackcap raspberries, and teach in-person herbal classes locally.  I enjoy writings and teachings that can incorporate my background in archetypes and mythology. 

 

I am actively involved with my local co-op by serving on the Board of Directors and hope to help it expand to meet the growing demand for natural and organic foods and health products. 

I am taking consultation for donation - contribute what you feel is right and true for the service and information that you receive.

Education


Bachelor of Music, Education, K-12; University of Minnesota. Duluth
 

Student of the Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism. Online and in person studies with Matthew Wood (R.H.) since 2016.

Apprenticeship with Matthew in the summer of 2019.

 

Matthew Wood Institute teachers include:

Phyllis Light - R.H. (A.H.G)

Francis Bonaldo - LAC

Jolie Elan - M.S.

Dawn Gates - R.N., herbalist, aromatherapist

Lise Wolff - R.H, MSc. Scotland

Judith Hill - astrologer, author, herbalist

Lori Rose, PhD, CNP, BCHN, FDN-P, RH, NBC-HWC

 

I have also worked with Dr. David Blackie - Dip.H.I, DPT, NMD, and am presently working on my mentorship and building natural and holistic experience.

  Areas of Interest

  • Botany

  • Wildcrafting

  • Doctrine of Signatures

  • Creating Spirit and nature-based art

  • Astrological and esoteric herbal connections

  • Co-operative natural and local food

  • Nutrition, supplements, and minerals

  • Hiking, canoeing, and kayaking

  • Music and the arts