About TC

T.C. Collins

Founder of Willow Run Acres


T.C. Collins started gardening  and farming at 2 years old with his great great grandparents. As a descendant of former slaves, the legacy of farming and gardening has been preserved in his family along with other often lost traditions.


His Southern roots gave him an appreciation for green space and he has been living "organically" since before it was popular.  


TC manages over 22 gardens and farms through out  Michigan and Ohio.


He also reaches over 1,200 students with his classes, workshops, volunteerism and community engagement through gardening and farming every year.