Here you can gather natural resources that this land possesses. To start a gathering project, decide the total amount of that resource you would like to obtain at the end of the project up to 1000 units, and select gather. Depending on your skill you can gather between 1 and 10 resources per hour.
Your character will automatically start working on this project, and your skill in the area you work as well as the total amount of a resource you want determines how long it will take to complete it. To complete projects faster, other characters can participate in the same project to lend their skill. To see other projects in the area to join, to cancel a project, or to make a project into a paid job, go to the Projects window under Actions.