Companion Planting

This talk was developed by Marsha Hobbs Smith, a Master Gardener volunteer at MBG’s Kemper Center Plant Doctor desk. It gives intriguing details on how the plants in your garden determine what insects, beneficial or pest, are populating your garden.

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Marsha Hobbs Smith

Marsha has been a Master Gardener since 2015 and has been a Kemper Center Plant Doctor volunteer since then.  She currently serves as the Chair of the St. Louis Master Gardeners Advisory Committee.  She has been involved in ornamental gardening and vegetable gardening for more than 30 years.  Marsha maintains a large vegetable garden in Franklin County and has a sizable seed-starting operation each spring.  She started keeping honey bees in 2016 and currently has 4 hives.
Marsha received a B.S. in Chemistry from California State University at Long Beach. After working in analytical chemistry for a number of years, she earned a B.S. in Computer Science with minors in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Missouri at St. Louis in 1990. Marsha worked for nearly 20 years as a software developer and software architect.

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