We built a root cellar on our property over the last few years. We filled it in last spring and now have a year of weed growth on top. We've built a terrace above and some retaining walls at the bottom. Originally, many years before we bought this place, our land was all a slope but somebody excavated a large plateau midway up the slope and placed a mobilehome on the property (talk about raping the land!). We built our cellar into the back remaining hillside. What I'm struggling to work out is what to do with the hill. The slope is quite steep but seems stable. We transplanted some wild raspberries and have plant grapes along side the ugly trellis. What else could we grow here besides giant clover, burdock, dock, thistles and dandelions? We need things that can hold their own and stablize the soil.
For reference, we're in northern BC, zone 5b.