The Land

The twelve hundred an twenty-three acres which had been purchased for the Foundation included six miles of frontage on the San Marcos River, which was the southwest boundary. US Highway 90 marked the northeast boundary.

There were eighteen types of soil in various stages of depeltion and erosion includued in this acreage, which was once an old cotton plantation. Many acres had been abandoned and others were being farmed unprofitably.

From the beginning, management realized that because soil constitutes the very basis of sustaining life, soil and water conservation were vital.

Work began immediately on plannin, fencing, and terracing the rolling land. Knowing that this area of the state was subject to occasional heavy rains, and the resultant heavy run-off, sodding was provided where needed to minimize the loss of soil and water.

The importance of protecting land was spotlighted by experiments which had shown that on an unprotected slope of two percent or more, forty tons of soil per acre were lost annually to erosion.

The Luling Foundation has proved that if a constructive terracing program could be carried out throughout the agricultural regions of Texas, in addtion to conserving soil and moisture, it would go a long way toward equalizing the forw of streams and help prevent floods and the silt build up in rivers, reservoirs, and harbors.

 

 

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Our History

Our History

The Luling Foundation was established in 1927 by Edgar B. Davis to teach diversity in agriculture and improve the lives of farm and ranch families in Caldwell, Gonzales, and Guadalupe Counties.

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Edgar B. Davis

Edgar B. Davis

The Luling Foundation stands as a unique monument to one man's supreme faith in God and his total confidence that Providence was guiding his life.

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Dairy Cattle Operation

Dairy Cattle Operation

In addition to row crops, orchards, and forages grown in the early years of The Farm, a livestock progarm was also implemented. The dairy herd was to be the core of this program on The Farm as it would provide a good source of daily cash income.

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Turkey Operation

Turkey Operation

Turkeys were first placed on The Farm in 1930. One hundred hens and twelve toms, of the best Bronze breeding stock available, were purchased. They were divided into five pens and fed and handled in a manner similar to chickens.

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Our Hours

Monday-Friday: 8am to 5pm
Weekend: Closed

Closed for Lunch: 12pm to 1pm

Our Location

523 S. Mulberry
Luling, TX 78648

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830-875-2438
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