A Conversation with Demi Green of Havana Life

Name: Demi Green
Position: Owner
Business address: 144 Ninth Street, Mildura
Socials: Facebook @navanalife Insta: @navanalife and @demi_green
Open since: October 2021

Demi Green has combined her passions to bring a whole foods store and naturopathy clinic to Mildura City Heart.

Opening late last year, Navana Life on Ninth Street stocks a wide range of organic whole foods, from nuts, seeds, grains and dried fruits, to freshly-ground nut butters, herbs and spices.

Navana life also stocks specially formulated teas and other health-related gifts and products.

A qualified naturopath, Demi provides consultations by appointment and can then guide clients to make the healthiest choices for them in the store.

Demi said she was inspired to open her store because she wanted her clients – as well as the wider community – to have access to affordable, healthy foods without the burden of plastic waste impacting their health and the environment.

“I’m passionate about health and the environment and am proud to offer a completely plastic-free shopping experience, encouraging you to bring your own containers but have sustainable packaging available,” she said.

“I wanted clients to be able to step out of a consultation with me and into a store which has absolutely everything they need to kick start their health journey.”

Navana Life customers have already come to love the store’s wide range of products, from basic everyday essentials to more specialty health food products all in the one place.

“Customers also love that by shopping bulk they can save time, money and the environment – all at the same time,” Demi said.

Customers can rest easy knowing that I have done all the background work, and they can step through the door knowing that they will only be getting wholesome food, no additives and nothing nasty.”

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Why did you choose to trade in Mildura City Heart?

“It’s a fantastic location with a variety of vibrant businesses.”


Other than your own store, what is your favorite shop within Mildura City Heart?

“There are so many to choose from. I love cooking and anything to do with food, so My Kitchen & Decor is definitely a favorite, George and Olive because they stock some of my favorite sustainable brands and I think Studio De Vin is such a fun, creative concept so that’s really cool to have in Mildura.”


What does shopping local mean to you?

“Supporting local is super important to me. When you support a local business, not only do you get a more personal detailed experience yourself, you support your local community, create local jobs and improve your local economy which in turn is great for everybody.”