Gehrke Windmill Garden

The true story of how one man’s homespun creativity left a lasting impression on his neighbors and on the arid landscape of central Washington state long after his death.  

‘Gehrke Windmill Garden’ trailer

Over his lifetime, folk artisan Emil Gehrke and his wife created hundreds of handcrafted windmills and whirligigs out of spare parts, household items and assorted ephemera. After their deaths, the pieces were slated to be destroyed, but friends and neighbors rallied to save the collection,…