Deepika Saksena is a co-founder of the Darien Pollinator Pathway and is on the board of the Pollinator Pathway Northeast and the Darien Nature Center. She practices near zero-garbage and is actively involved in efforts to reduce the use of disposable single use items. She is an advocate for environmental justice and is actively involved in promoting poison free food production and a chemical free environment. She is an accredited CT NOFA AOLCP and has an ever-evolving organic native garden that she started in 2010 to provide a native habitat for the birds, butterflies and other pollinators. This has now expanded to her work with the Pollinator Pathway.