Work is well underway in community gardens in High River.

There are two gardens run by the High River Garden Society, one in McLaughin Meadows by the outdoor rink, and a second in the green space at the south end of Riverside Drive N.W.

Volunteer Daniel Chicoine says they have been busy getting everything in tip-top shape.

"Today we are kind of flattening out some areas, we're building some gardening boxes," said Chicoine. "Just doing some prep work for our food forest area."

They are planting apples, pears, cherries, currents and grapes in the food forest that will be for everyone to pick and enjoy as they mature.

There have been quite a few people out getting things ready and planting over the long weekend will be very busy.

"We have a bunch of gardens that are needing attention. A lot of people came out over the last weekend to start planting so this weekend I am sure everyone else is going to come in and plant."

This is year two for the community gardens and they are all spoken for with 32 people on a waiting list.