Public farms, nurseries and gardens are fenced off areas in ArcheAge where even people without the Patron status can safely plant and harvest crops, trees or raise animals. Public stalls allow to store/grow mounts. There is a limit to the number of animals and such one can have at a farm (which counts world wide) and the protection lasts only 1-2 days (depends on the farm).
By hitting [P] a window opens that shows how many items one has placed into each type, where they are and what their status is.
Public ranches allow the planting and raising of 5 ...
Public nurseries allow to protect 5 ...
Public farms allow to protect 10 ...